Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Breakfast Recipes: What do people eat in your area?

What is your image of the ideal breakfast? Having traveled to different parts of the world, I have seen that the meal isn't the same everywhere. Try these listening/video activities on the topic:

- http://esl-lab.com/breakfastrecipes/breakfastrecipesrd1.htm

 Then, describe a typical breakfast in your area? What do people usually have for breakfast? How does the local culture influence what people eat? Are there items you have for breakfast that people from other places might find unusual?

Please share your ideas.

Randall

9 comments:

  1. Hi Randall,

    Although we know lots of people claim that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we don't usually eat much: just a small cup of coffee and a couple of rolls of bread with butter.

    I don't think anyone from other parts of the world would find anything unusual for breakfast in Brazil. Maybe they'll notice that we don't usually have anything fried such as eggs and bacon early in the morning. Brazilians enjoy eating deep fried things at lunch time.

    Best,
    Bruno (BRA)

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  2. Hi Randall,

    In Indonesia, we usually eat porridge and some traditional food i.e. nasi uduk (uduk rice), ketoprak, kupat sayur, boiled bananas, boiled cassava, etc. To be honest, I don't know how to explain more details about our traditional food since i'm not good about food. Besides the tradisional food, some people are eat bread for breakfast.

    BR,
    Erna

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  3. Hi Randall,

    In case of south korea,
    we are so common in fast and fast.
    so,we usually eat instant food.
    In 1960~1970 before the korea's
    instalization,People usually ate
    rice,soup,kimchi and so on that
    give health to us like you know.
    but now People just seek speed
    and don't think about their health.
    I think that it's terrible situlation for south korea.
    I wish that south korea returns
    to former eating habits.


    chris
    from korea.

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  4. Usually i dont eat breakfast at home.I just get to the point from where i have to take bus and from there i buy a halfroll pack of choclate biscuits,and that is my breakfast.

    Apart from my opinion,people nowadays just try to skip meals because they put on weight sitting in front of their computer screens in offices for the whole day.People nowadays are busier than before therefore they demand for a "portable" breakfast which they can have in their car on way to their workplace.And thats what i do,a pack of biscuits is enough for breakfast for me.

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  5. Hi, Randall and everybody!

    In Belarus people generally eat food of West style.
    I suppose that our breakfasts are different, but aren't too exotic.

    Examples: hash browns, pancakes, cottage cheese with honey, yoghurt, fried eggs, meat dumplings, meet sandwich.
    Drinks: tea, juice, kefir.

    Bon appetit!

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  6. Hi Randall and everyone.

    In Japan,some have bread and a cup of coffee,others have rice and miso soup.Usually wives or mothers prepare nutritional breakfast,but more and more people have what they want to eat,for instance first foods.And many have no breakfast.
    I have a big meal in the morning,for I exercise before breakfast.The exercise makes me very hungry,but I am careful not to eat too much even if I want to have more.

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  7. Hi Randall and everyone,

    We Koreans eat something is hot and spicy. I bet you had eaten KIMCHI or BULGOGI. These are our typical Korean food. Our Koreans like to eat soups like bean paste potage or Kinchi soup. Also we eat the soup which has rice in it. It's called 'Gook-bab', boiled rice served in soup.

    In old Korean times, Korean people were poor. So they rarly eat meat or rice. So they had to cook soup that everyone can enjoy eating. The advantage of the Korean soup was when some more people come to eat soup, they just have to pour more water in to the soup so everyone can eat it. Korean people had kindly feeling. It just appears in the soup.

    Well, I talked too much. And we koreans eat those things I had just talked.

    Best,
    So Yoon An from South Korea

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  8. Hi all,
    I've been an student abroad at Atlanta English Institute for over a year now. I have something to say about the American breakfast. I love it. The crisp bacon and those greasy eggs really cought my attention, not that we don't have eggs and bacon in Brazil. We do, but they taste different from the ones from here. Opps I almost forgot, I love those waffles as well.
    I've had two ways of eating breakfast growing up in Brazil since my parents divorced when I was very young. At first growing up with my father, I used to attend school during afternoons, so we had plenty of time to sit down and have breakfast together. My mother used to make us fresh breakfast every morning besides Sundays, because it was church day. She baked cheese bread , some sort of cake, two slices of bread with ham, cheese and tomato inside, that we called "bauru". Sometimes we ate boiled eggs and then we could choose between milk, coffee and some kind of fresh fruit juice. By all those words you can figure out how much I missed those times. Later on my mother got remarried and I started going to school in the morning time. There was not much time to spend with breakfast as school time started much earlier. My dedicated mother used to get up earler than me to make some coffee and go to the bakery for fresh bread. The small capacity of food hit me badly for a while until I started High school in the evening period. Now living far from family, my normal breakfast is going to a Brazilian bakery in Marietta or eating Frosted Flakes at home. Once in a while my friends an I get together and have a pig out day in an American restaurant that serves breakfast.

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  9. Hi all,
    I've been an student abroad at Atlanta English Institute for over a year now. I have something to say about the American breakfast. I love it. The crisp bacon and those greasy eggs really cought my attention, not that we don't have eggs and bacon in Brazil. We do, but they taste different from the ones from here. Opps I almost forgot, I love those waffles as well.
    I've had two ways of eating breakfast growing up in Brazil since my parents divorced when I was very young. At first growing up with my father, I used to attend school during afternoons, so we had plenty of time to sit down and have breakfast together. My mother used to make us fresh breakfast every morning besides Sundays, because it was church day. She baked cheese bread , some sort of cake, two slices of bread with ham, cheese and tomato inside, that we called "bauru". Sometimes we ate boiled eggs and then we could choose between milk, coffee and some kind of fresh fruit juice. By all those words you can figure out how much I missed those times. Later on my mother got remarried and I started going to school in the morning time. There was not much time to spend with breakfast as school time started much earlier. My dedicated mother used to get up earler than me to make some coffee and go to the bakery for fresh bread. The small capacity of food hit me badly for a while until I started High school in the evening period. Now living far from family, my normal breakfast is going to a Brazilian bakery in Marietta or eating Frosted Flakes at home. Once in a while my friends an I get together and have a pig out day in an American restaurant that serves breakfast.

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall