Breakfast
by Zelda Fitzgerald


See if there is any bacon, and if there is, ask the cook which pan to fry it in. Then ask if there are any eggs, and if so try and persuade the cook to poach two of them. It is better not to attempt toast, as it burns very easily. Also in the case of bacon, do not turn the fire too high, or you will have to get out of the house for a week.

Serve preferably on china plates, though gold or wood will do if handy.


First appeared in Favorite Recipes of Famous Women (New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1925) under the by-line “Mrs. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Wife of the author of ‘The Beautiful and Damned,’ ‘The Jazz Age,’ etc.”

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