What is your favourite breakfasts like?
I used to like a healthy big breakfast of Scandinavian type with coffee, sandwiches with ham and cheese, juice and oatmeal porridge or muesli with yoghurt. The coffee needed to be strong and black. We in Finland like to think that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you skip breakfast, you won’t have a good day. This has to do with our weather. A big breakfast helps you fight the cold – snow and frost in the winter and rain and cold in summer.
Today I rather eat less in the morning and prefer cappuccino or caffè con latte, toast or a croissant and fruit.
This picture (the tray) is of a breakfast I put together on a holiday in Italy. We had just read an article on breakfasts of famous people in Gentlemen’s Quarterly Italia (Guigno 2011, n.141). They presented breakfasts of leaders like the Pope, Silvio Berlusconi, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama.
The following morning I had to take a picture in the similar style. This is what we had: coffee, orange juice, two tiny plums, cantuccini, toast with Philadelphia and a pastry swirl.