Lisa Steele, author of the Fresh Eggs Daily blog and television host, will discuss her new book, The Fresh Eggs Daily Cookbook, in conversation with Bruce Weinstein on Zoom on Thursday, March 3 at 7 pm

The Hotchkiss Library, in collaboration with the Essex Public Library and the Darien Public Library, will host the “Queen of the Coop” Lisa Steele.  Steele, a native New Englander and resident of Maine, left behind a career on Wall Street to live the farmer’s life.  With over 1 million followers, Steele is the go-to eggspert on how to raise chickens and what to do with all those eggs, when your hens are laying.

Attendees will learn recipes, tips, and tricks for expanding their egg repertoire beyond the usual breakfast fare of fried and scrambled. Tips include why you should never salt eggs until they finish cooking; the best way to hard boil eggs so that they peel easily; why you should never beat cold egg whites but should separate eggs while they are still cold; and why you should eat the yolk. Those curious about using goose, quail, duck, and turkey eggs will follow Steele’s guidance on substituting them in cooking and baking.

Steele is a fifth-generation chicken keeper, the author of five books on chicken and poultry raising. In addition to writing books, handling her social media accounts and writing her blog, Lisa produced and hosted the “country lifestyle” television show Welcome to my Farm, which aired on NBC in Maine from 2019-2020. The show was nominated for 2020 and 2021 regional New England/Boston Emmy awards and won three Telly Awards in 2021. It will begin airing on public television nationwide starting in April 2022.

Lisa Steele will be in conversation with bestselling cookbook author and food podcaster, Bruce Weinstein.
The event will be held on Thursday, March 3 at 7 pm on Zoom.  The community library collaboration is free and all are welcome.  Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link.  Register at:

For further information please call the Hotchkiss Library at (860)364-5041 or visit their website: