Okay, Ham and Eggs

  • Superior’s Fully Cooked Ham

    Like Daisy Mae, you’ll discover there’s no fuss to even the fanciest dinners when you serve Superior Ham.

  • The Hard Problem of Breakfast

    Nautilus: The stubborn fact remains that, no matter how deeply we probe into the nature of bacon, eggs, oatmeal, and avocado toast—to say nothing of shakshuka, grits, bear claws, or dim sum—or the interactions between these fundamental building blocks and, say, orange juice or coffee and the morning paper, we simply have no convincing theory…

  • Intact egg recovered at Berryfields

    Oxford Archaeology’s excavation at Berryfields uncovered a wealth of evidence for Iron Age and Roman occupation at the site. They found a waterlogged pit containing what are thought to be votive deposits. Among those finds were four chicken eggs, one of which was extracted intact, making it the only complete Roman-era egg known in Britain.

  • Bacon and Egg

    Sir Nathaniel Baconby Sir Nathaniel Baconoil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1625 Augustus Leopold Eggby Thomas Oldham Barlowmixed method engraving, circa 1865

  • Ham Radio

    Some of the old ham radio operators grew up on cat’s whiskers and geranium. On a winter’s  night they would pick up Siberia on the second bounce. Those Ruskies were tuned in during the original Cold War. 

  • Sanchuniathon

    Sanchuniathon’s creation arose out of mist and chaos, eventually generating something called mot, from which in time came intelligent life, initially in the form of egg-shaped beings called Zophasemin. 

  • Not Worth an Egg

    [I]t is uniformly when parties have run highest and the strife has been deadliest that people have been most forward to stake their existence and every thing belonging to them, on some unintelligible dogma or article of an old-fashioned creed. Half the wars and fightings, martyrdoms, persecutions, feuds, antipathies, heartburnings in the world have been…

  • Poultry farmer from Shorpy

    December 1940. “Mrs. Richard Carter, poultry farmer of Middleboro, Massachusetts. She runs the business of one thousand poulets while her husband drives a bulldozer at an Army camp nearby.” Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. Via Shorpy.

  • The Egg Dance

    The egg dance was a traditional Easter game involving the laying down of eggs on the ground and dancing among them whilst trying to break as few as possible. Another variation (depicted in many of the images featured here) involved tipping an egg from a bowl, and then trying to flip the bowl over on…

  • Egg Castle

    Around the year 492, a monastery was founded in the Bay of Naples on the island of Megaride. This tiny speck of land was the site where Greek colonists from Cumae first settled. In the first century BC a magnificent Roman villa was built there by Lucius Licinius Lucullus (118-57/56 BC), a Roman consul and…