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Baby eels used in Vietnamese eel soup. Source: tulpahn / Adobe Stock.

What Traditional Breakfast Is Like Around the World (Video)


The world's morning meals have evolved remarkably over time. Once forbidden in medieval Europe, breakfast has transformed into a crucial start for industrious lives. Influences like coffee and tea reshaped the narrative, marking the Industrial Revolution's dawn. Visionaries Kellogg and Post introduced innovation with toasters and waffle irons. However, our view often confines breakfast to the Western realm, obscuring worldwide diversity.

An expedition across seven nations shattered these limitations. In Vietnam, eel soup defied norms, while Kenya's fried dough amazed. Turkey's unique cheese dish tantalized taste buds. The Southern US revealed its famed fish and grits, embodying a rich heritage. In India, steamed delicacies revitalized traditions, while Lebanon's pizza-like creation marveled. Myanmar's flavorful soup signaled an invigorating start. Though breakfast's significance is recognized, moments shared over morning meals paint a brighter picture. Family bonds form as meals unite, infusing each day with potential.

Top image: Baby eels used in Vietnamese eel soup. Source: tulpahn / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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