Janine Falvo, former chef de cuisine of Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar in Sonoma, California, and current executive chef of Briza in Atlanta, Georgia, brushes truffle oil (but you can use any kind of oil or butter) onto a piece of plastic wrap, adds some chives and salt and pepper, and cracks an egg into it. She ties the plastic wrap and puts it into boiling water. Once the egg’s been cooked, she removes the plastic wrap and, voilà, a deliciously seasoned poached egg.

This page was updated on February 29, 2012, to reflect Falvo’s move from Carneros Bistro to Briza. The video was originally published in August 2009.

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