It was Lord Anthony Snowden that gave me my first cooking lesson. He taught me to use brown butter when making an omelet. He was in Des Moines for a photographic exhibition at Younkers, the chain of stores where my father was president, as part of an English promotion dad dreamt up. He came to our house for dinner, but my mother was horrified to learn he was vegetarian (she had prepared steaks), so he made us all omelets instead. Be sure to have all your ingredients prepped in advance, because eggs cook quickly.

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