Friday, 5 June 2009

Traditional Breakfasts from all over the world! What's yours?

Came across this fascinating and beautifully written post about The American Diner Breakfast experience on Papawow's blog.

I found it really interesting thinking about the different cultural traditions in terms of breakfast recipes.

I thought it might be good to start a little thread where we could all share the traditional breakfasts fro our countries.

In ENGLAND-the Full English BreakfastBacon, Mushrooms, Sausages, Egg, Beans, Tomatoes, Hash Browns and Toast.

From Wikipedia:
A full breakfast is a traditional cooked meal, typically and originally eaten in the morning, though now often served at other times during the day

The full breakfast traditionally comprises several fried foods, usually including bacon and eggs although there are vegetarian alternatives, and is popular throughout the British Isles and other parts of the English-speaking world. Depending on where it is served, it is called bacon and eggs a fry, a fry up, The Great British breakfast, a full English breakfast, a full Irish breakfast, a full Scottish breakfast, a full Welsh breakfast

The detailed composition of the breakfast varies from place to place.

The ingredients of a fry-up vary according to region and taste.
The rashers of bacon (sometimes described simply as "rashers", which is a Synonym for "slices") and the eggs are usually fried, but grilled bacon, Scrambled eggs or poached eggs may be offered as alternatives. These are usually accompanied by fried bread or toast.

Just thought I should also add the Traditional Portuguese Breakfast here, due to my dual nationality.

This is a typical continental breakfast.

Portuguese breakfasts often consist of fresh bread, with butter, cheese, ham and jam accompanied with some strong milky coffee and fresh juice.
Sweet pastries are also very popular, as well as breakfast cereals eaten cold and mixed with milk or yoghurt and some fruit.


  1. Great post! We had the full Irish breakfast on our trip there last year. It was very similar to what you posted above. A traditional southern U.S. breakfast would be fried eggs, bacon (or ham), grits and biscuits.

  2. Hmm grits..Is that like a savoury porridge?

  3. love the post and the english breakfast baked beans yummy and the bacon has more meat on it in the Uk than the US lol

  4. We usually have scrambled eggs with some sauteed combination of veggies and toast or oatmeal. Plus without fail, we always have a smoothie.