Bettina measures her days not in minutes or hours, but in eggs. For the past year and a half, they have kept her company, a reliable and versatile kitchen staple. But time is not the only thing eggs stand for in Bettina’s syllabus. Each method for cooking eggs gives way to a cache of associations concerning the vibrant interplay between life, thought, and food. The syllabus speaks to food’s fascinating contradictions: simple yet complex; contentious yet comforting; imperfect and yet, just right.