Throughout the world, breakfast is an important cultural tradition associated with the start of a new day. Because breakfast is such an important meal, many countries have developed their own unique culinary delights to begin each day. Below a list of breakfast in: America: Eggs, English muffins, toast, cereal, tea, coffee, milk, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and fruit and fruit juice. Canada: Pancakes and Canadian maple syrup, Canadian bacon, eggs, English muffins, toast, cereal, tea, coffee, milk, hash browns, and fruit and fruit juice.
United Kingdom: Tea and coffee, toast, bacon, sausage, grilled kidneys, eggs, grilled tomato and mushrooms, oatmeal or cold cereal, smoked fish, buns, crumpets, and brown bread with butter, honey, jam, or marmalade.
Russia: Hot tea, breads such as black bread, sausage, fried eggs, cucumber pickles, finger sandwiches made with ham and cheese, lox on whole-wheat bread, Kasha (cereal) and tvorog (soft curd cheese) are all popular breakfast foods. Australia: Eggs, toast with butter and jam, cereal with milk, and tea or coffee. Spaghetti or baked beans and bacon on top of toast is also a popular morning meal China: Mainly rice with a bit of vegetables and meat. Central America: A variety of egg dishes, chorizo and other sausages, tortillas, pan dulce (sweet bread), fresh fruit and fruit juices, and fried plantains. Chocolate beverages are popular for breakfast. Refried beans, fried rice and tortillas are also part of the meal. South America: South Americans enjoy a light breakfast. Foods can include coffee with milk, pan dulce, Medialunas, (small croissants) and tea or yerba mate. Turkey: Turkish breakfasts can include: tea, coffee, bread, softened butter and honey, su boregi (noodle pastry filled with soft white cheese and parsley,) boiled eggs, black olives, cucumbers, and tomatoes. Israel: Western breakfasts are popular as well as yogurt, herring, cucumbers, tomatoes, and fruits. France: Coffee with milk, espresso, hot chocolate with tartines, slices of baguette with jam, black bread; scrambled eggs with mushrooms and tomatoes. Netherlands: Poached eggs with ham placed on toast with cheese or bread and butter. Germany: Bread rolls or toast with butter, honey, or jam, ham or sausage, soft boiled eggs, and coffee. Switzerland: Sliced meats, cheese, yogurt, prepared fruit, butter, croissants, and breads and rolls. Greece: Bread, cheese, fruit, and coffee Italy: Brioche (type of croissant) and a cappuccino or coffee. Belgium: Bread with coffee or tea, fruit juice, cereals, soft boiled eggs, currant loaves, croissants, sandwiches, and almond paste cakes. Sweden: Bread with margarine and cheese, smoked ham, or turkey, yogurt with muesli and banana, and cereal. Ireland: Fried meats, fried bread, white and black puddings, and Irish soda bread. Scotland: Oatcakes, scones, and Arbroath smokies (small haddock) porridge, and brown bread and butter. India: Foods vary from region to region. Popular meals can include eggs with spices, potatoes, and onions, coffee, fruits and yogurt, appam (thin rice pancakes filled with spiced meat or potatoes and vegetables), idi-appam (rice noodles with sweet coconut milk or a meat curry), idli (small steamed cakes made with rice and split peas) and puttu (crushed rice and coconut steamed and served with bananas and milk). The Hindi breakfast dish khichri is made with rice, lentils, and spices. Breakfast is a ritual practiced around the world. The unique cultural differences make breakfast an important and delicious culinary tradition.