BREAKFASTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
& COOKING ARTICLE
. . . it is always there, staring at you at the start of every
day. You sit down to it in the same way - probably at the
same time - every morning. Good ol reliable breakfast.
But have you ever stopped to ask yourself about it? Does everybody
do this? Even on the other side of the world? Well here, to
blow your breakfast mind, are the answers! Here are just a
few traditional breakfasts from around the world, to give
you an idea of just what everyone else is doing - what exactly
constitutes everyone elses good ol reliable?
Rice is truly the staple food of the Chinese diet and it
even plays a part in breakfast, forming the base for congee.
This breakfast dish, similar to gruel or porridge, is often
enlivened with flavoursome ingredients such as aromatic
types of mushroom.
Suddenly taking a massive leap to the northwest, the traditional
Icelandic breakfast is a simple one. Its core is oatmeal
porridge or Hafragrautur, often eaten with sugar and nuts
Sailing off south, the core of the Ethiopian breakfast is
the injera. This sourdough flatbread is shredded and served
with onion, butter and spices to create the breakfast fitfit
dish, which is often eaten with yogurt and honey.
Though your first thought is probably an enormous stack
of syrup-soaked pancakes, this is not all. The American
James Jackson also gave us cereal in 1863 and it has since
become a central feature of USA breakfasts.
Breakfast takes many forms in the UK from the fried
delight of a full English to the healthier alternative of
cereal. Toast is another common addition to the
English breakfast diet, especially when washed down with
a refreshing glass of milk or orange juice.
Jumping many physical and cultural miles, a traditional
Pakistani breakfast is likely to involve the pan-fried flatbread
Aloo Paratha. This central bread tends to be filled with
vegetables and eaten with butter or chutney.
The full Polish breakfast consists of scrambled eggs, potato
pancakes and slices of Kielbasa, a form of sausage. This
traditional Polish breakfast is known as Jajecznica.
If we zoom back down south, Ceviche is a classic Peruvian
dish. It is not only eaten for breakfast, but is popular
at all times of day. It consists of chilli-spiced raw fish
marinated in a variety of citrus juices.
Finally, breathless from our world tour, why dont
we stop somewhere a little closer to home? Separated by
just a smidgeon of water, just how did the French come up
with something so utterly different to the classic full
English? The famous French breakfast consists of one of
a variety of pastries - croissant, pain au chocolat, pain
aux raisins - washed down with a splash of café noir.
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