What’s For Breakfast?

We in America do love our breakfasts. It can be eggs and bacon with a side of hashbrowns, pancakes with sausage, waffles smothered in fruit, cereal, grilled cheese and ham sandwiches, leftovers, pastries; you name it, we’ll eat it for breakfast.

Just for fun, I took a digital tour of some of the world’s breakfasts (from Quorum):

In China: a typical breakfast in eastern China can include items like dumplings, rice in vegetable soup, fried sponge cake, steamed creamy custard bun, and porridge.

A typical breakfast in Guyana is bake and saltfish. Saltfish is whitefish preserved in salt, and bake is bread dough, fried.

In Iran a typical breakfast consists of sweet black tea, bread, butter, feta cheese, and sometimes fresh fruit and nuts.

A French breakfast includes tea, coffee, juice, or hot chocolate, with bread and butter or pastries.

Japanese breakfasts fall into two categories: Wafuu (traditional) and youfuu (Western). A typical Wafuu breakfast has rice, fish, miso soup, sticky soy beans, and nori seaweed. A typical youfuu breakfast has buttered toast, eggs, coffee, and potato salad.

A traditional Polish breakfast is scrambled eggs topped with kielbasa (a sausage) and potato pancakes.

A common South Indian breakfast is idli and sambar, a vegetable stew served with steamed lentil and rice bread. Also popular is dosa, a thin crunchy crepe with a spicy potato filling.

In Turkey, breakfast consists of cheese, olives, honey, jam, bread, an omelette, and fruit.

A typical Philippine breakfast consists of bread rolls and coffee. Tapsilog (rice with dried meat and a fried egg) is also common.

And so it goes; to each his own. The Crankee Yankee and I often have leftovers for breakfast, and I suspect that many others do as well.

To finish out this breakfast post, I hope that you will enjoy the lyrics from the Texas-based singing duo, Trout Fishing in America. Here is their famous “Breakfast Blues” song:

“You give me hard eggs in the morning,
Cheese omelet you go.
Yeah, you give me hard eggs in the morning,
Cheese omelet you go.
You just hot buttered grits your teeth and bear it girl,
I doughnut love you no more.
(Now don’t get that glazed look on your face!)
Ham bacon you to leave me,
I never sausage misery.
Ham bacon you to leave me, darlin’,
I never sausage misery.
Well, you treated me so ungrapefruitly,
You gave me a raisin to be free.
Well, what do you Eggs Benedict me to do now?
I’ve got muffin else to say.
Yeah, what do you Eggs Benedict me to do now?
I’ve got muffin else to say.
Yeah, you left such a waffle toast in my mouth,
You biscuit out of town today.
(You know I ain’t gonna keep those home fries burning for you.)
You give me hard eggs in the morning,
Cheese omelet you go.
You give me hard eggs in the morning,
Cheese omelet you go.
You just hot buttered grits your teeth and bear it girl,
I ain’t gonna quiche you any more
(Jelly roll it again?)”

 

*From BuzzFeed

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One thought on “What’s For Breakfast?

  1. pamkirst2014 says:

    Love the words to “Breakfast Blues!”

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