Richer yolks


Illustration by SARAH HANSEL

Why buy eggs at the farmers market when you can get them anywhere? Pastured chickens are more likely to be raised in humane environments, and their yolks are often a deep yellow. That can indicate higher omega-3s in the hens’ diets. Plus, they come in lovely pastel shades of blue, green and tan. Or you can try duck eggs, which are larger, richer in flavor and more nutrient dense with protein and B12. Some bakers prefer them for making cakes. Another option is quail eggs, those tiny speckled beauties. Poach them briefly for a cute addition to salads.