How do different countries and cultures start the day in their breakfast?
U.S.A. – Breakfast
People in the U.S.A. choose from a variety of breakfast options. On a typical U.S. breakfast plate, you might see eggs (fried, scrambled, frittata, or an omelet, to name a few!), potatoes/hash browns, biscuits, sausage, bacon, toast, or breakfast burritos (which can be filled with eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, cheese, and more). Or for a sweeter way to start the day, you might see waffles or pancakes with syrup, or even a sugary cereal.
Great Britian – Full English Breakfast / The Full Monty / Fry-up
As for a British breakfast, you might see sausage, bacon, beans, stewed or grilled tomatoes, fried bread (sliced bread toasted in a pan with butter, lard, or bacon drippings), eggs (fried or scrambled), black/white/mealy pudding (black pudding is made with oatmeal, pork fat, and blood; white is the same but without blood), lamb kidneys, kippers (smoked herring), mushrooms, potatoes.
France – petit déjeuner (little lunch)
A French breakfast satisfies the sweet tooth! Fruit, croissants, crepes, and tartine (baguette with butter and jam, dipped in café au lait or chocolat chaude [chocolate]) are all found on the menu.
A Japanese breakfast is simple and filling. Here you’ll find natto (fermented soybeans), rice, miso soup, eggs, and salmon.
In Turkey, you’ll find kaymack (a sort of sweet cream spread) on toast, green and black olives, eggs (fried, hard-boiled, or both), sucuk (spicy sausage), cheese, pastries, and a variety of fruits and vegetables.
A Malawi breakfast is simple and nutritious. One might eat phala (cornmeal porridge with soy and groundnut flour), deep-fried fritters (cornmeal, onions, garlic and chiles), boiled sweet potato, boiled pumpkin, and juice made from dried hibiscus flowers and sugar, or black tea.
People eating breakfast in Iceland are partial to hafragrautur, an oatmeal porridge served with brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, and fruit. They also start their day with a swig of cod liver oil to boost vitamin D, because deficiencies are common in the winter.
Netherlands also enjoys a sweeter breakfast! They eat bread with butter and hagelslag (sweet sprinkles—chocolate, vanilla, or fruit flavored).