Life around the world

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 09:07

An English breakfast

by KatiedeS

I'm really enjoying life in a foreign country, however there is always the odd home comfort I really miss (usually food). The other day I was craving nothing more than a good old English breakfast so I searched high and low in the French supermarket to stock up on ingredients to make one. A traditional full English breakfast, also commonly known as a fry up, consists of the following:

  • Eggs (either fried or scrambled)
  • Bacon
  • Sausage
  • Toast or fried bread
  • Baked beans
  • Hash browns
  • Tomato
  • Mushrooms

This is usually served with ketchup on the side, a glass of orange juice and of course a big cup of tea. Often people are mistaken that this is the kind of thing British people eat at the start of every day but that is rarely the case. A full English is usually something we'd have as a special treat at the weekend for a lazy morning relaxing with friends. I don't think I could have one every day, just imagine eating all that every morning!

A standard breakfast in the UK really varies from person to person. As people have become much more health conscious in recent years, healthy breakfasts and brunches such as homemade smoothies and avocado on toast are becoming really popular. Of course, cereal will always remain a breakfast staple, along with toast and jam or marmalade. Porridge is also a popular breakfast dish, as it's healthy, cheap and really filling.

I am enjoying breakfasts in France, though - fresh bread and croissants from the bakery are a perfect start to my day!


What do you like to eat for breakfast?

Submitted by Anonimus on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 12:03

Usually in the morning I don't like to eat a lot of food, so porridge with something or a little bit of pancakes is what I prefer.

Submitted by davidard on Sat, 03/20/2021 - 14:14

I like British breakfast and I want to show you what we eat in Colombia. We’ve got different kinds of typical breakfasts. For example, in the coast it’s really popular the Arepa e’ Huevo (arepa is made with sour and corn. In the coast, people put an egg into the arepa) and the sausages. Here in Bogota, we eat a lot of eggs in different preparations, arepa and chocolate. Finally, in Medellin, they eat Calentado (a mix of rice and beans), sausages, arepa, eggs and coffee.

Submitted by Sacruzs23 on Sat, 03/20/2021 - 13:58

It sounds tasty, but I prefer "calentado" which is a Colombian breakfast usually made from the left overs of the last day. The base is red beans and rice and the usual toppings are meat, sausage, ripe plantain or even potato, people eat it with "arepa" or bread and with a fried egg on top.

Submitted by hermione123 on Mon, 12/27/2021 - 12:27

I think the idea of using leftovers from yesterday's meals is great. It means you don't need to throw away the leftovers. I kinda think it's environmentally friendly. And you make it sounds like it's delicious too.

In reply to by Sacruzs23

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