Lizzie Stark traces the history and cultural impact of the 'Egg' : NPR's Book of the Day The egg can be found anywhere from a breakfast plate to an Easter basket to a science museum. As author Lizzie Stark details in her new book, Egg: A Dozen Ovatures, the egg is not just an intrinsic part of many culinary traditions – it's also a cultural and artistic symbol across a variety of cultures. And as she tells Here & Now's Jane Clayson, yes – it did come before the chicken.

Lizzie Stark traces the history and cultural impact of the 'Egg'

Lizzie Stark traces the history and cultural impact of the 'Egg'

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The egg can be found anywhere from a breakfast plate to an Easter basket to a science museum. As author Lizzie Stark details in her new book, Egg: A Dozen Ovatures, the egg is not just an intrinsic part of many culinary traditions – it's also a cultural and artistic symbol across a variety of cultures. And as she tells Here & Now's Jane Clayson, yes – it did come before the chicken.