Jacques not only knows how to make delicious gourmet desserts, but also knows a thing or two about cooking up other, slightly less important, meals of the day. And of course it features chocolate!
In an article on Oprah.com Lynn Andriani explains how Jacques makes this delicious, easy and unexpected breakfast food. She writes, “You’d expect master pastry chef Jacques Torres, who’s known as Mr. Chocolate, to eat the stuff for breakfast, but not like this. First, he fills a coffee mug with very cold water, gently cracks an egg into it and microwaves it for a minute. (He likes his poached egg runny, but you can cook the egg longer if you prefer yours more solid.) Next, he microwaves a handful of fresh spinach in a bowl covered with a plate until it’s wilted. Last, Torres lifts the poached egg out of the water with a slotted spoon, lays it over the spinach and—ahem—sprinkles cocoa nibs and a little salt on top.”
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