October 9, 2014

What kids eat for breakfast...

... around the world.

(Vivid photographs at the link, which goes to the NYT.)

22 comments:

steve uhr said...

I'm moving to Amsterdam.

MadisonMan said...

Two from Japan, two from Brazil, two from Istanbul, two from Africa, three from Europe.

People in China or India or the USA or Russia or Australia don't eat breakfast.

Shootist said...

corn porridge indeed, Grits are grits, whether they're porridge or polenta.

SteveR said...

The environmental cost for cleaning all that dishware is something Al Gore should look into.

Mary Beth (the commenter) said...

Crepes and hot chocolate are less healthful than a breakfast that includes cold cereal and bread with jam?

Henry said...

The pictures are cool. The text is cloying.

john said...

Everywhere, except in Brazil perhaps, kids eat better than me.

Joe said...

Several of these don't pass the smell test. Kids may eat most of the breakfasts like these on occasion, but I doubt it's everyday. (The Tokyo ones in particular, seem overly formal.)

Ann Althouse said...

I just thought everyone looked so beautiful. I'm not into comparative breakfast. There are a lot of ways to have a good life.

Respect the children.

As my whimsy leads me.. said...

Nobody gets gravy and biscuits? Poor kids!

Toy

Ann Althouse said...

What do you eat for breakfast?

I have coffee with milk to start, and then, as the half hours roll by, maybe some eggs, maybe some peanut butter and apple, and eventually, a strip of bacon.

Back before we low-carbonized, Meade made blueberry pancakes every day. Now, we are slimmer, but I still remember those golden days, those days of pancakes….

Be said...

I have a box left each of vruchtenhagel and schokoladenhagel (along with the unmentioned anijs-muisjes - yes! Anise mousies!) and I guard them with an Eagle Eye.

They're so wonderfully chemical and sweet. I don't eat them on bread and butter anymore, or even daily like I used to. Will put a teaspoon ful in my yogurt on occasion, though, for dessert.

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Loved the rhetorical tying one's self in knots the writer had to do with the French kid. He eats cold cereal every day save for the weekends, when he gets a croissant because his grandfather was a patissier. (Shrug.)

Be said...

Low carb, American breakfast: an egg, a bit of smoked fish or bacon, 1/4 avocado (for the potassium) and a tomato. A couple cups of either strong tea with cream and a bit of local honey or hot coffee with cream and honey. Housemate prefers coconut oil over cream.

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On occasion, we do eat pancakes - I just swap out the wheat flour for a mix of 'proto' grains - spelt, buckwheat - and nut meals. Also found a surprisingly good recipe for a nut-flour "crumpet" (more like a bit of polenta) that can be doctored up either sweet or savory.

Henry said...

Almost every day I eat a banana and drink a glass of orange juice. Once I get to work I eat a small amount of unsweetened greek yogurt with almonds.

On weekends I go full carb and make pancakes or waffles at least one of the two days; occasionally I make homemade bagels or cinnamon rolls.

Paco Wové said...

I was never much of a breakfast eater, until recently my spouse has been making home-made full-fat — extra-fat — yogurt. It is the best f***ing yogurt I have ever eaten in my life, and now I eat a little pot of it every morning. I accompany it with about 3 tablespoons of homemade granola.

But I could get into those Turkish kids' breakfasts, too.

Kelly said...

I have a hard time believing the kids from Tokoyo eat all of that every single day, but I'm saying that as a life long breakfast hater.

About mid morning I sometimes eat Greek yogurt.

Anonymous said...

Check out Amsterdam!!!

They all put my bowl of Heritage flakes eaten standing over the counter while I wait for the coffee to steep to shame with their adorable tableware. I look at that and I see dishes I don't have time to deal with.

You may have seen this but it still makes me laugh:

"As a European, the is how I imagineAmericans have breakfast."

and

"As an American this is how I imagine Europeans having their breakfast."

Julie C said...

Well, since you asked, lately it's been blueberries topped with plain Greek yogurt and some homemade granola.

Sometimes it's three slices of applewood smoked bacon.

I miss pancakes and waffles though ...

William said...

Good one, SOJO........I have blueberries, yogurt, and two crumbled squares of 90% chocolate mixed together. I can't get over the fact that it's healthy and tastes so good. There's got to be some kind of catch.

Joe said...

How about the grossest breakfast? My dad is/was a competitor. The weirdest may have been Captain Crunch topped with apple sauce and orange juice filling the bowl.

Kirk Parker said...

SOJO, where did you find those? Brilliant!!!

CStanley said...

Freshly ground peanut butter on sprouted grain toast with slice bananas, honey, and cinnamon.

Or sweet potato pancakes made with spelt flour.

I'm thinking up a pumpkin bread pudding recipe for the weekend.

Sometimes, poached eggs on the sprouted grain bread, with wilted spinach, sundried tomato, and a bit of grated Manchego cheese. (Haven't tried pushing this one on the kids yet though..they will undoubtedly balk at it.)