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Hen Fruit

HEN FRUIT
Just had my delivery of fresh free range eggs from Moor Farm at Calow.
Seeing them all nice and dark brown in trays reminded me of when I was training in the kitchens at the Hyde Park Hotel London.

In the pastry section I was 1st commi. One of my jobs was to organise the apprentice trainee chefs and give them the jobs for the day.
There was a young 15 year old who loved Led Zeppelin and looked like Robert Plant, with long hair.
I asked him to separate 108 eggs for ice cream (we were a very busy hotel).
Ten minutes later he came back and said “ I’ve done it” so I said bring them over, thinking to myself we’ve got a good one here. But then the bubble burst. He had only separated the white eggs from the brown ones!