My first thought? How do you write an entire cookbook about deviled eggs? I like deviled eggs more than the next guy, but an entire book? Self proclaimed Culinary Diva Kathy Casey has written a comprehensive book stuffed full of great flavors. After flipping through the recipes I realized that it was indeed possible to write an entire book about deviled eggs.
D'lish Deviled Eggs begins with a little history, information about different eggs and their uses, and how to perfectly boil eggs. There is a discussion of pastry tips, spices, and overall ingredients. There is a list of holidays and special events that include egg suggestions. Then the recipes start.
After a few basic deviled eggs Ms. Casey gives us LED Eggs. "This is my retro riff: Horseradish, that midcentury darling, adds a little kick to the mix; and minced baby dill pickles take the place of prepared relish for a nice crunch factor. These would be excellent topped with crab, shrimp, smoked oysters, or clams." What? Clearly I have been in a deviled egg rut.
I imagine this book to be a must for caterers and people who entertain often. I know I will never again be satisfied with plain ol' deviled eggs.