Breakfasts Around the World: What Do They Look Like?

Oftentimes, people tend to eat breakfast in a hurry, on the go. Sometimes, they skip breakfast entirely. In her book entitled Breakfast: The Cookbook, Emily Elyse Miller states that “breakfast is often hastily thrown together or eaten on the go, yet it is a meal steeped in tradition and rituals.”

Documenting those global traditions resulted in the tome that is Breakfast, which includes 380 recipes. During her three years of research, Miller accumulated nearly 1,000 recipes before selecting the range of breakfast specialties that she tested for the book. Arranged in chapters such as “Toasts” and “Soups and Stews,” some recipes are simple and global, such as fried eggs and instant coffee. Others are much more regional, such as the recipe for American hand pies (“commonly known by the brand name Pop-Tarts”) or bread topped with Norway’s brunost, a beloved, caramel-like brown cheese that requires a special slicer to cut.
Miller wants these recipes to “encourage everyone to explore and travel the world through breakfast.” Whether you’re an early bird or someone who sleeps through lunch, the following foods may offer more motivation for waking up in the morning.

Check out some of these morning meals over at Atlas Obscura.

(Image Credit: Phaidon)

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