What the World Eats for Breakfast

What the World Eats for Breakfast
April 6, 2018

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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there’s no need for a boring egg on toast. All around the world, people eat comforting, filling meals to start their day. For some countries, breakfast means a slice of baguette with butter and jam, and for others breakfast is just as big as dinner. There is a whole world of breakfasts out there worth exploring. Here are some of our favorite breakfasts from around the globe. Just add coffee or tea!

 

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SPAIN 

In Spain, breakfast is practically desert. Your morning could start with a serving of chocolate con churros, basically churros dipped in hot chocolate. Each churro is served with thick, melty, hot chocolate used as a dip. And don’t forget the triple espresso! Sounds good to me!

 

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SWITZERLAND

A common breakfast in Switzerland is Muesli. Muesli is a cereal blend of oat flakes, nuts, and raisins or other type of dried fruit. This dish is often served with yogurt. Who doesn’t love a good granola?

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KOREA

Breakfast is a big deal in Korea. Often times breakfast is the biggest meal of the day. A traditional breakfast in Korea consists of foods that could be found at lunch or dinner as well. You might find a stew of some sort, rice, and several side dishes. Kimchi, fermented vegetables, is a staple side dish of a Korean breakfast. Other sides include spinach or spicy cucumbers.

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FRANCE

The French love their bread! In France, a typical breakfast consists of a piece of a baguette, topped with butter and jam. Breakfast pastries, such as croissants or apricot tart, are often eaten together with a cup of strong coffee or a glass of juice.

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BRAZIL

Pão de Queijos, or round-shaped cheese buns, are a breakfast staple in Brazil. Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat cheese and bread in the morning? Fresh fruit or berries, such as acai, are also commonly eaten for breakfastt.

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SWEDEN 

A smörgås is a breakfast staple in Sweden. Sound familiar? Maybe you’ve heard of smrögåsbord, a plate of cold meats. That’s basically what this traditional breakfast is. It’s an open-faced sandwich! Two slices of bread are often eaten, topped with butter and a combination of toppings including ham, cheese, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, and eggs. Yum!

 

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INDIA

A typical breakfast in India varies depending on the region but is often quite similar to their lunches and dinners. A breakfast plate in India may include roti (flatbread), dosas (thin crepes made of lentils) or idlis (steamed rice-dough pancakes), and different dips and chutneys, as well as spiced potatoes.

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JAPAN

In Japan breakfast is often light, savory, and simple. A typical breakfast consists of miso soup and rice or rice porridge as the staple of the meal. It is accompanied by a piece of cooked fish and some pickled vegetables, and a cup of green tea.

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What are your favorite breakfast dishes? 

 

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