Cooking with the Classics

I was in a shop recently and found BeepEgg, an egg timer that goes into the water with your eggs and lets you know when they’re done. I bought the one with Classical Music themes, called BeepEgg Nori, decorated with what I can imagine as a kind of Beethovenian-style tousled look.

BeepEgg Nori

BeepEgg Nori

Swan Lake for soft-boiled eggs

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake, Op. 20 – Act I, The terrace in front of the palace of Prince Siegfried: No. 9. Finale: Andante: The Flight of Swans (South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra; Ahronovitch, Yuri, cond.)

In the Hall of the Mountain King for medium-boiled eggs

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 – IV. In the Hall of the Mountain King (Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice ; Stephen Gunzenhauser, cond.)

Eine kleine Nachtmusik for hard-boiled eggs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 13 in G Major, K. 525, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik”: I. Allegro (Swedish Chamber orchestra; Petter Sundkvixt, cond.)

When you get your eggs to your liking, you remove the BeepEgg and cool it off. As it cools, it goes back through the music again. If you put it back in the fridge, you can hear it singing to the other eggs as it gets back to normal temperature. Very clever and very funny.

There are other BeepEggs for other musical tastes:

The Mozart one plays:

Der Vogelfänger for soft-boiled eggs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 – Act I: Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja (Georg Tichy, Papageno; Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra ; Michael Halász, cond.)

Rondo alla Turca for medium-boiled eggs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331 – III. Alla turca: Allegretto (LiLi Kraus, piano)

Eine kleine Nachtmusik for hard-boiled eggs

The Rock BeepEgg plays:

“Smoke On The Water” for soft-boiled eggs
“I Was Made For Lovin’ You” for medium-boiled eggs
“The Final Countdown” For Hard-Boiled Eggs

The Disco BeepEgg plays:

“Celebration” for soft-boiled eggs
“That’s The Way I Like It” for medium-boiled eggs
“Last Night a DJ Saved My Life” for hard-boiled eggs

The Classic Rock version of BeepEgg plays:

“Killing Me Softly” for soft-boiled eggs
“Chick Chick Chicken” for medium-boiled eggs
“It’s a Heartache” for hard-boiled eggs

BeepEgg Kids

BeepEgg Kids

Their children’s version plays:

“Pippi Longstocking” for soft-boiled eggs
The theme from “Maya the Bee” for medium-boiled eggs
“Who Turned Back the Clock?” for hard-boiled eggs

The 60s egg plays:

“San Francisco” for soft-boiled eggs
“California Dreaming” for medium-boiled egg
“House of the Rising Sun” for hard-boiled eggs

And the Elvis one plays:

“Viva Las Vegas” for soft-boiled eggs
“Jailhouse Rock” for medium-boiled eggs
“Hound Dog” for hard-boiled eggs

What would you play for your egg?

A definitive statement for a soft-boiled egg?

Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Antal Doráti, cond.)

A bit more life for medium-boiled?

Darius Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 (Lille National Orchestra; Jean-Claude Casadesus, cond.)

Boiling music for a hard-boiled egg?

John Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Marin Alsop, cond.)

Or perhaps the Valkyries should give notice?

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre, Act III – Ride of the Valkyries (Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra; Uwe Mund, cond.)

What a wonderful world of musical cooking we could make!

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