Earlier this year I wrote a blog about Japanese eggs upon my return from my annual Tokyo visit.
I am always stunned by the beauty of the bright orange Japanese egg yolks. I learned from a man in the egg business that the color of the yolks was based on the feed the chickens were given. The Japanese had experimented until they got the color they wanted. American egg farms only operate on folk mythology.
Now, as a sort of proof, my local San Francisco Japanese grocery is carrying eggs from a local Japanese farm that are the perfect orange yoke.
The local Japanese egg farm is using the food mixture that the Japanese in Japan use.
So that was the secret. And all the locavores and natural outdoor eating American folks were as nuts as I thought they were.