This year marks the 21st annual observance of World Egg Day. On October 14, people around the world will be celebrating the incredible egg with festivals, cook-offs, omelette-making competitions, and more. (Take note that “Omelet King” Howard Helmer, a longtime spokesperson for the American Egg Board, holds three Guinness World Records for being the fastest omelette-maker in the world, having once turned out 427 two-egg omelettes in 30 minutes.
Eggs are universal, of course. Virtually every cuisine has found ways to use them creatively and deliciously. In honor of World Egg Day, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most iconic egg dishes served around the world.