Tag Archives: Breakfast

The Sierra Leone Breakfast That Makes Lunch Unnecessary

Rice and Beans in Freetown In Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital city, rice is synonymous with food. If someone asks you whether you’ve eaten, you should reply ‘yes’ only if you have eaten rice. Fruit and eggs for breakfast doesn’t count. But start your day with binch (beans) and rice and you will have eaten, and eaten well. When I lived in ...

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Fuck Yeah to Australian Breakfast and Getting Things Done

Bacon-and-egg rolls in Canberra Australia is obsessed with quantifying Australianness. I’d argue there’s nothing more Australian than a breakfast of a bacon-and-egg roll with a flat white on the side. Apart from, maybe, a failing government forcing an expensive and unnecessary vote to quell its own internal discord. It’s 2017, and these aren’t the simple bacon-and-egg rolls of our grandparents’ ...

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Fuck Yeah to Australian Breakfast and Getting Things Done

Bacon-and-egg rolls in Canberra Australia is obsessed with quantifying Australianness. I’d argue there’s nothing more Australian than a breakfast of a bacon-and-egg roll with a flat white on the side. Apart from, maybe, a failing government forcing an expensive and unnecessary vote to quell its own internal discord. It’s 2017, and these aren’t the simple bacon-and-egg rolls of our grandparents’ ...

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How to Join Rwanda’s Breakfast Drinking Club

Ikigage in Rwanda Ikigage is a homemade Rwandan beer brewed from the sorghum grain. I had been obsessing over it since seeing some old pictures showing large groups of men and women crowded around canoe-sized wooded troughs sipping the fermented beverage through long cane straws. My friend Fabrice folds his flip phone and looks at me with gentle disappointment. “There ...

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A Pint of Beer is Probably a Healthier Breakfast Than a Full English, Actually

Beer in London It’s 6:30 a.m. in London’s earliest-rising pub. Outside, the south entrance of Borough Market awakens slowly, as only a couple of stalls are already setting up. Once a typical extension of marketplaces, early drinking houses are now disappearing from the city. Only three are left in central London, and the Market Porter’s bar starts serving one hour ...

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A Delicious Breakfast Ruined by Reality

Barbati in Bangladesh It’s our third day of reporting in Jessore, and we’re starving. A tightly-bound team of four, we’re supposed to be covering child marriage—a weighty topic that’s reduced our sleep and raised our stress levels—and our stomachs are the ones suffering for it. Somehow I’ve taken to subsisting on peanut butter scooped out of the jar with the ...

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Where Eating Only Two Rounds of Breakfast is the Height of Rudeness

Ghee roast dosa in Chembur I am at a table with three strangers. We don’t talk; our mouths are busy shoveling down idlis, wadas, and upma. The only sounds we make come from the cracking of a crisp dosa, and the slurp of hot filter coffee. A waiter hovers, ready to refill our bowls with ladles of fragrant sambhar. The ...

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Only a Formidable Breakfast Burrito Could Make Spam Seem Like a Good Idea

Burrito in New Mexico When your desk is often the dashboard of your truck as you head out into a 12-hour field day, you shouldn’t miss the last chance for food not procured from a gas station. As an archaeologist, I often just eat whatever goods are stashed in the bottom of my pack. Real food is glorious. A few ...

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