Because no week can start with too many carbs or fats, the scone and homemade butter breakfast feast opened with appetizers of Mama Zi's pancakes and bacon. (These held us over and kept everyone in a good mood while the scones baked.) Chef Zi beat the eggs, trying a variety of his grandparents' whisks before settling on a medium-sized tool.
When the Chef was younger, he was allergic to eggs and couldn't eat a lot of delicious treats made with them. He still has several other food allergies that dictate a lot of his menu, but he has outgrown the one to egg. I think when he cracks open eggs and smacks them around with a metal instrument, in his mind, he's kicking his allergy's butt.