reading these posts brings to mind trips I’ve had in Europe where I’ve eaten breakfast in local friend’s homes. It’s always bee a treat, and tres different from US.
Light breakfast, espresso and Italian bread toast with increbile jam which was basically cooked apples and rum. Nice way to start a day. Then IMMEDIATELY after breakfast, my aunt began to cook lunch!. After lunch, a nap, then cook dinner. I guess it’s true that Italians love food.
Buffet Delight. The common breakfast tradition is a sort of rotating store of staples, more like lunch that breakfast, replenished daily. The plan is to set out many foods on the table: breads, cheeses, meats, wursts, boiled eggs, maybe a tomato, cereal (meusli), yougurts, fruit. A big amount. Then you just pick and choose. What is left is returned to the fridge for the next day. However, each morning someone goes out early to but fesh bread and maybe a few other items. I have eaten breakfast in many German homes and it is similar. (The first time I didn’t understand and thought all this food was for one meal!!!)
On my last trip, a German friend made great coffee by adding a teaspoon of chocolate powder to the coffee dripper as it brewed coffee. Hmmmmm