The Dark Side of the Sunny Side

The Washington Post's Checkup blog is all freaked out about commercials for Eggland's Best featuring eggs sunny-side up. If you weren't in the know, as, apparently, I wasn't, sunny-side up eggs are perceived by many to be only slightly safer than fugu or warthog anus in terms of their potential health impact.

Kudos, then, to the nervous blogger for doing a really thorough investigation of the topic and deciding that a) if you cook a sunny-side up egg correctly, you're probably fine, and b) even if you get salmonella, you're also probably fine. Young children, however, are better off sticking to preparing themselves only thoroughly cooked eggs. Or, sure, having their parents prepare them. If you want lazy kids who lack a basic understanding of the domestic arts.

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