Thursday Giveaway: Eiko Egg Boilers from Vessel

Gift: 2 sets of Eiko Egg Boilers from Vessel
Designer: Eiko
Shop: Available from Vessel for $19 per set of four.

Remember these Eiko Egg Boilers from last week? We like their bright, cheery spring colors and how they gently cradle your eggs as they cook to soft-boiled perfection. They perform double duty as egg cups as you dip your toast soldiers into the golden innards.

Soft-boiled eggs always remind us of one of our favorite children's book heroines: a small badger named Frances...

Here's a short excerpt from Russell Hoban's classic Bread and Jam for Frances. The family is sitting down to breakfast, each with an egg. Frances, however, is going through a picky eater phase.

"What a lovely egg!" said Father.
"If there is one thing I am fond of for breakfast, it is a soft-boiled egg."
"Yes," said Mother, spooning up egg for the baby, "it is just the thing to start the day off right."
"Ah!" said Gloria, and ate up her egg.
Frances did not eat her egg.
She sang a little song to it.

"I do not like the way you slide,
I do not like your soft inside,
I do not like you lots of ways,
And I could do for many days
Without eggs."

We have to disagree with Frances - we could not go for many days without eggs! Fortunately the bread-and-jam eating heroine comes around to how good other foods are, and she winds up eating much more than bread and jam. (Want to read the whole thing? Buy Bread and Jam for Frances, $6.99 at Amazon.)

Back to our giveaway! If you are like Frances' family and want to start your day out right with a soft-boiled egg, check out these Egg Boilers. Also, you can see more from our March Hungry Reader food and literature theme here.

To enter, tell us how you like your eggs. Hard-boiled? Ultra-hard-boiled? Soft-boiled and runny?

Type a comment in the comment section below by 8:59pm PT/11:59 EST Sunday, March 9, 2008. The winner(s) will be selected at random and will be asked to submit a review of the product. Good luck!

US residents only, please.

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