3. Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald Loved Their Eggs
As the author of The Great Gatsby, it’s really no surprised that F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda were known for being party animals. There are dozens of stories about their bad behavior, including riding on top of cars, destroying hotel rooms wherever they went, and staying drunk nearly 24/7. Hotel staff would often complain that there were gin bottles all over their hotel room, and they would make a huge mess. It’s very likely that they may have slept through breakfast and gone straight to lunch or dinner after a particularly rough night.
One weekend, while visiting Princeton University, Zelda ordered “omelette flambées” for breakfast, which is made by pouring applejack liquor onto a raw egg in a pan. It bursts into flames, so it’s essentially making an omelette forged by fire. We think that she did this more so she could see the fire than enjoy the food, because just like everything else in her life, she loved chaos. (And that type of omelette doesn’t even taste that good, if we are being honest.) On a normal day, the couple preferred poached eggs and bacon for breakfas, and whatever else they needed to cure a hangover.