Re: eggs. Shen-shen interrupted Cutter's little tete-a-tete in book one by announcing that she and her friends were off to hunt lizard eggs before it grew too hot.
Re: the kind of bread available in the Sun Village. The loaf that Pike stuck with his pike looked like sourdough to me. It was round and rounded. Whatever it was, it wasn't flat bread. As for why she sputtered about her "fresh baked bread" -- there's nothing as yummy as soft, fresh, still-warm-from-the-oven bread! It's still good but it's just not the same even a day later. :)
Re: chubby baker. "Never trust a skinny cook." ;)