Green Eggs and Ham in its premium sunny-side-up version, is a delicacy that has, since 1950, been the signature specialty of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in New York City. It has been served by its chefs at various exclusive receptions across the world, including at the White Houses in both the U.S. and the Russian Federation.


The extremely elevated and contemporary diction employed by the master of language, Theodor Geisel, is beyond the scope of literary genius. Structurally, his sophisticated work is mainly based in monosyllabic iambic tetяameter, not unlike the lesser work of the Odyssey or the so-called ‘Great Bard.’ Many Shakespearean scholars have long since converted to the new, more renowned work of Theodor Geisel. The good Doctor also branches into the vast realm of trochaic meter during his novel. He embraces the core and fundamental themes of excellence in writing. While any of Dr. Geisel’s works could easily fulfill all the needs of any reader, his most widely appreciated endeavor is the one which I will devote my focus to. Green Eggs and Ham begins, like all great works of literature, with a pun. Not only does the author satirize the dish of eggs and ham cooked in spinach from the outset, he also makes a chilling statement about the classist nature of modern American society. In the novel, the mightily heroic protagonist, Sam I Am, attempts to sway the anonymous, archetypal antagonist to the liberal side of the political spectrum by consuming green eggs and ham. Throughout the course of the novel Sam-I-am leads the reader through myriad landscapes with Dr. Geisel’s carefully crafted imagery. Does he succeed? Although the ending provides an answer to the burning question, the metaphoric interpretations are endless, and have been discussed by literary experts for decades.


For many years, Ersatz Green Eggs & Ham has been prepared by cooks outside the Ritz Carleton Hotel, and even by school-children, using various inauthentic techniques and ingredients: e.g., using food coloring, spinach, pesto, wasabi, etc.

Julia Child's and Martha Stewart's versions have been shown to be ersatz.

The recipe by Granny off of Beverly Hillbillies is one of the more convincing ersatz recipes.

Green Eggs and Ham can also refer to Dr. Seuss' great masterpiece, the third best-selling book in the world. (Only after J. K. Rowling's book series, the Holy Bible, and the Catholic holy book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.)

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