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Skillz Share: How to Poach an Egg

Annie Pootoogook, Licking the Plate Clean, 2004-2005

Annie Pootoogook. Composition (Licking the Plate Clean), 2004-2005. Coloured pencil, black porous-point pen, graphite on paper, Sheet: 50.4 × 66.3 cm. Purchased with the assistance of the Joan Chalmers Inuit Art Purchase Fund, 2007. © Dorset Fine Arts 2007/23

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Skillz Share: How to Poach an Egg

Wednesday May 13, 3 pm

Watch AGO Youth Council member Tennesse Jones teach you how to poach an egg.

"I always liked poached eggs before I learned how to make them, even though I had only eaten them a few times before recently. The first and only time I poached eggs as a child was when my aunt, grammy, my mum and I once went to the Delta Chelsea for a Mother's Day breakfast. When I was young I saw having a poached egg as a form of opulence, because I only had them once at a hotel, unlike hard fried or scrambled eggs which I always ate.

I learned how to poach an egg for my younger self. I thought poached eggs were special, expensive and for highly skilled chefs to make. Obviously now I don't think that, but until I was a bit older I secretly did.

Annie's piece reminds me of 'little me' eating at my small kitchen table or when I'd eat on the floor in my basement. Looking at the work made me imagine how happy little me would be to eat a poached egg at home, I definitely would've licked the plate. Even when I eat a poached egg now, I get a bit excited.

Learning to cook certain things, has been therapeutic for me."

Tennessee Jones, 20.

About Annie Pootogook and Licking the Plate Clean

Canadian-Inuk artist Annie Pootoogook is best known for her colour pencil drawings of contemporary, Inuit life. "Licking the Plate Clean" is one example of the intimate and personal scenes she would draw from her own experiences in her community. With her pens and pencil crayons, Pootoogook captured the unique essence of Inuit life in Cape Dorset (presently Kinngait, Nunavut).

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tennessee Jones @internet.female shows us how to poach an egg! #AGOYouthSkillz #agofromhome @agotoronto "I always liked poached eggs before I learned how to make them, even though I had only eaten them a few times before recently. The first and only time I poached eggs as a child was when my aunt, grammy, my mum and I once went to the Delta Chelsea for a Mother's Day breakfast. When I was young I saw having a poached egg as a form of opulence, because I only had them once at a hotel, unlike hard fried or scrambled eggs which I always ate. I learned how to poach an egg for my younger self. I thought poached eggs were special, expensive and for highly skilled chefs to make. Obviously now I don't think that, but until I was a bit older I secretly did….Learning to cook certain things, has been therapeutic for me." Tennessee Jones, 20.

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