Video- Eggs Poached & appreciating life details

by on April 29, 2012

** At the request of those who have seen it, we’re finally sharing this private poached egg video we produced back in December 2011. We’ve only shared it at our Cuba photo night event, KitchenAid Luncheon and Food Blog Forum Orlando. Hope you enjoy it!

It’s the little details in life that always fascinate us. We often just sit and witness the small life moments that happen both in and out of our kitchen. It’s those little things that are so inspiring to us to have endless hours of conversations. These thoughts and ideas drive us to become more creative and how to share the story filled with life detail up close.

Poaching eggs is a wonderful morning ritual we love sharing. Often times, the beautiful process of poaching eggs can often be overlooked. But for us, every step of this egg poaching process is full of inspiration. From the moment we patiently wait for the water to boil, to the mesmerizing swirl of the water bath, to the final pierce of the egg, all this is a gorgeous event happening before our eyes.

So, back in December we wanted to share the story of poaching an egg. We weren’t wanting to make a “how to” video per se, because there are so many great instructional videos out there.

Instead, we wanted to share an egg poaching story and the journey of an inspiring morning ritual.

For some, poaching an egg is a process to get a meal on the table. But for us, egg poaching is one of those life moments that we love. One of those regular rituals which fill in the details of our daily lives.  And we love every single little step along the way.

Hope you all take a moment to appreciate one of those life details in the kitchen.

And hope you enjoy our eggs poached story.

Have a great day to you all,

diane and todd

{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Averie @ Averie Cooks April 29, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I loved the video at the KitchenAid luncheon (and that luncheon tops my best days in 2012, for sure. Thank you again!) and it’s great to see the video again.

Hope you guys are doing well!


2 Kate {Something Fabulous} April 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I loved watching this video! It looks absolutely delicious – that yolk was perfect at the end! Yum, will have to try this some time.

Kate {Something Fabulous}



3 Bev Weidner April 30, 2012 at 7:03 am

Loooove this! And I love that you used vinegar and stirred the VORTEX. I might just love saying vortex. Okay I do.


4 White on Rice Couple April 30, 2012 at 9:20 am

Love that you love “vortex”. It is a great word! :)


5 Rachel Barbarotta via Facebook April 30, 2012 at 7:14 am

Been waiting for you to post this video! LOVE it, and LOVE you guys :)


6 Jen Tilley via Facebook April 30, 2012 at 7:19 am

What a great video!


7 Joshua Quattlebaum via Facebook April 30, 2012 at 7:23 am

Jealous and Hungry!


8 Alessio April 30, 2012 at 7:25 am

How poetic and didactic at the same time can you guys be??? No limit to awesomeness! :D


9 White on Rice Couple April 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

How ironic that your comment just schooled us! We had to look up “didactic”. Thanks so much.


10 Cookin' Canuck April 30, 2012 at 7:28 am

There really is something so ritualistic and satisfying about poaching an egg and then poking a fork in the middle to release the gorgeous yellow yolk. My youngest son often asks for poached eggs and now he joins me at the stovetop to crack the eggs just over the surface of the simmering water. We’ve now taught my dad to poach eggs so that grandfather and grandson can do it together.


11 Rick Olinger via Facebook April 30, 2012 at 7:35 am

nice.. so I always wondered if the vinegar actually keeps the egg together.. I seems to me that I could never really tell the difference?


12 Sarah April 30, 2012 at 7:36 am

That runny yolk made me swoon. I really should try poaching eggs at home soon!


13 Cynthia A. April 30, 2012 at 7:37 am



14 Yadsia @ShopCookMake April 30, 2012 at 7:38 am

I can’t poach an egg to save my life! Those look perfect.


15 Julie @ Table for Two April 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

loved watching this again!! xo


16 Magda April 30, 2012 at 7:43 am

What a beautiful video. When that egg breaks open, it’s magical!


17 Lori @ RecipeGirl April 30, 2012 at 7:43 am

beautiful. Now I would like some poached eggs!


18 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence April 30, 2012 at 7:48 am

This is a great video. I just love a good poached egg. Especially when paired with prosciutto (or bacon) and herbs!


19 White on Rice Couple April 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

Love that you brought up the herbs. For us that is the final touch in which the eggs taste just seems naked without.


20 Cristina April 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

So beautifully done. Speaks to so many senses…hungry now for poached eggs. Thanks for sharing and sad I missed the KitchenAid event.


21 Angie @ Big Bear's Wife April 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

I love poached eggs!


22 Joanne @ Fifteen Spatulas April 30, 2012 at 8:36 am

I’m SO glad you shared this video!!! I was so inspired by it at FBFORL and wanted to show it to my husband but couldn’t find it. Now I can share it with him!


23 White On Rice Couple via Facebook April 30, 2012 at 8:43 am

Rick Olinger It does help the eggs white set a little faster, but it isn’t going to make a huge difference. I notice it more if I just poach for 3 minutes, but for me, a 3 1/2 – 4 minute poach it matters less and less.


24 Kristen April 30, 2012 at 8:49 am

You all need to stop being so awesome ;) Just kidding… love love love this video. You amaze me with your talent!


25 White on Rice Couple April 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

Thanks Kristen! We just try not to suck. You are too sweet!


26 TidyMom April 30, 2012 at 8:52 am

Oh this was just beautiful you guys!


27 Shaina April 30, 2012 at 8:54 am

Love this. Gorgeous video. The end shot is my favorite as the creamy yolk breaks and runs. I think I need to poach an egg.


28 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking April 30, 2012 at 9:05 am

Great video for perfectly poached eggs! I love how you prepared them with the bread, meat and tomatoes too. Lovely!


29 Bunkycooks April 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

There is almost nothing better than a perfectly poached egg. Love the video. :-)


30 Michelle April 30, 2012 at 9:23 am

That is a fantastic video!!!! I LOVED it!


31 Angie April 30, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thank you so much for sharing this. I searched the far ends of your website/blog and the internet after you shared this at the BlissDom conference in February just for the chance to view it again. I was quite inspired by all of your work, but this was a favorite :)


32 Living Waters April 30, 2012 at 11:43 am

I often enjoy the lingering silence and stillness of the small moments that happen after.
For example, after the keys have been thrown onto a table there is a deep but small silence, there is something similar to a lack of keys being thrown on the table. It’s that still, small silence that draws everything into it and I often find the most trivial moments to be the most inspiring. A quiet morning and a bird chirping out of my office window can sometimes be more thought-inducing than many a great sound.
Your video was wonderful. The visual presentation was precise and full of taste and smell and gorgeousness.

Thank you for sharing it with us.


33 Heidi April 30, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Loved this video! You guys are the best. Keep the recipes and great photography coming!


34 chris April 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

I just love this – so appetizing! What a talented team you are!


35 Julia April 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Thank you so much for sharing! Such a beautiful video with such artistry!

Thank you for the inspiration and beauty.


36 Kristina April 30, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Gorgeous, as usual. Oddly enough, I just learned the swirl method for poaching eggs from a chef I work with. Not sure how I’d never seen that before, but now it’s come up a couple of times. Must mean I need to poach more eggs!


37 Cathy/ShowFoodChef April 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

In your hands, poaching an egg just became an inspiring film-ette~ Loved it :D


38 Kathy M April 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Nice! I hope you both are well.


39 Thyme (Sarah) May 1, 2012 at 5:12 am

I just cannot get enough of these videos. This is just terrific and you guys certainly have an artistic talent that shines through. I took my Canon 60D and tried 2 posted on my site. I was so nervous I wouldn’t be able to do it but I think food videos are just so beautiful. I did bread rolls and deviled eggs. It was so much fun and a great learning curve for me. Mine are a bit clunky as learning the editing skills is slow going but I’m hooked!!


40 nicole @ I am a Honey Bee May 1, 2012 at 6:11 am

this is stunning. But I should not be surprised sinc eI love all of your photography, videos, recipes, and stories. Beautiful.


41 a suburban kitchen May 1, 2012 at 7:04 am

Great video. The swirling is key!


42 A Suburban Kitchen via Facebook May 1, 2012 at 7:04 am

Wonderful video.


43 Susan in the Boonies May 1, 2012 at 3:32 pm

That was BEAUTIFULLY DONE! Great job, y’all!
When the yolk burst?

(You really, really need to contact me about your music. You know my husband is a music producer, right?)


44 Jamie | My Baking Addiction May 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Seriously beautiful video – you guys never cease to amaze me.


45 Steve-Anna May 2, 2012 at 9:12 am

Ooooh. This one made me get up from my desk and go make that for myself, and I’ve never even poached an egg before!

While I savored the experience of poaching the egg, I must admit I inhaled the meal as it was perfect ; )

What is that sexy pot you poached the eggs in? Such a beautiful shape. Thanks so much for creating and sharing this video with us. Sending love to both of you and Sierra~!


46 Moanna May 3, 2012 at 7:47 am

just want you guys to know that you did an awesome job in making this video, it is so amazing!


47 jamie May 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

I have majored in nutrition and neglected the human aspect of putting meals together. Your video has inspired change. Thank you.


48 Lauren May 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm

SO glad you posted this video! I fell in love with it at fbforl and was so bummed it wasn’t posted on your site. I told my husband all about it once I got home and then couldn’t find it!! So, we’ve watched this more than a few times. LOVE!


49 MikeVFMK May 4, 2012 at 8:35 am

simply beautiful. The art of poaching an egg and the fact you both do it all together. It’s inspiring.


50 Madonna May 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

This is just beautiful. Food and photography is very inspiring.


51 The Healthy Apple May 5, 2012 at 4:57 pm

This looks amazing; I am seriously going to make poached eggs for breakfast tomorrow- they’re my favorite meal. I actually enjoy them for lunch atop a salad with avocado, too!
As always, a truly beautiful post and recipe!
So excited to see you at BlogHer Food.


52 Cate O'Malley May 8, 2012 at 8:41 am

The swirling method is new to me, but poached eggs for dinner tonight now. Awesome video.


53 Deb J May 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I love the video, and I love that you do it together, it’s kind of romantic…


54 Kevin T. Keith May 17, 2012 at 8:37 am

Not to be a jerk, but the Latin phrase for “in itself” or “by itself” is not spelled “per say”. It’s “per se” (like the restaurant!).

Thanks for these gorgeous and heartwarming videos. You really make the cooking – not just the food- beautiful and romantic.


55 White on Rice Couple May 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Thanks for the polite correction and for the “per se” mnemonic.
Glad you have enjoyed the videos. It is a pleasure to create and share what we love with those who appreciate the same passions.


56 Leek May 22, 2012 at 11:24 pm

What is the name of the music in the video?


57 White on Rice Couple May 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

It is Kopeika et. We usually have the music credits on the vimeo page. Just click on the vimeo logo at the bottom of the video to find out more info.


58 @followthuy July 24, 2012 at 2:25 pm

@WhiteOnRice Finally checked out your site and found your eggs poached video. Well done, both egg + video!


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