***MY*** Breakfast Post !

@MALUSE (69977)
Germany
July 14, 2018 2:17pm CST
Everybody and their grandmother has written a breakfast post. Here is mine: 'Other countries, other customs' - as the Germans say. People who don't travel or don't know foreigners like to think that what they know is universal and normal. From this follows that what is different is not normal or abnormal. Learn tolerance already at the breakfast table! I'm German and I can tell you that many Germans like to eat quite a lot for breakfast. About 90% of the population drink coffee with milk and sugar. They cover slices of bread with butter and put slices of sausage or cheese on it. They may also eat a boiled egg. Cereals came to Germany relatively late but are now also widespread, especially with children. My breakfast looks different. I drink black tea and eat some slices of crisp bread covered with butter and quark - a kind of cottage cheese - and my self-made, delicious jam. If I'm invited and am offered other things, I decline. This doesn't look too good in some families especially if an egg is boiled for me. But it's not my problem if people don't ask. The whole world knows about the 'typical' English breakfast. It would be nice if everybody who wants to eat it, had enough time and money to do so. But that is surely not the case. If I remember correctly, it starts with orange or grapefruit juice. Then comes toast with marmalade and after this something fried like bacon, sausages, kidneys or fish. When I was in England for the first time at the age of 18 to take part in a language course, I stayed in a private house together with other students. The good woman who ran the house made such a breakfast for her guests. I'm sorry to say and I don't want to insult anybody but when the smell of fried kidneys rose up to my room when I was just waking up, I could have puked. The Italian student must have suffered even more. The reason is that Italians don't have breakfast or at least such a minimalist one that other nationalities wouldn't consider it a meal. Grown-ups have an espresso and live on this until lunch. Children get milk, milk with coffee, coffee with milk - according to their age - and a dry biscuit. The problems we have with exchange students from our twin town in Italy and vice versa! German students in Italy have growling stomachs until lunch because they aren't offered anything to eat in the morning. Italian students make a bad impression in their German host families because they eat none of the good things standing on the table for them and appear spoilt and arrogant. --- The photo doesn't show *my* breakfast but it gets quite near to it.
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@amadeo (113811)
• United States
14 Jul 18
this is hard to believe that the student do not have breakfast.Never expect that of them. This is kind of weird.young people do not like to eat breakfast?
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@amadeo (113811)
• United States
14 Jul 18
@MALUSE I have been to Italy many times and we always have breakfast. my family live in Naples and they always had breakfast.Sorry
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
@amadeo Then they are definitely an exception. The family in Naples I stayed with was of the 'espresso and a biscuit' kind. :-(
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
It has nothing to do with being young. Italians in general are no breakfast people. Don't you know this? I've been to many places in Italy from North to South and can tell you that if you love a rich breakfast, you shouldn't visit the country.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
14 Jul 18
Everybody writes about food, because everybody has that in common. Regardless of where they live or what they eat, everybody has to eat.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
That must be the explanation!
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@TheHorse (170498)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 May 19
If I started writing posts about poop (another common denominator), I don't know that some woudn't perceive me as "vulgar." Sigh.
@Aquitaine24 (10929)
• San Jose, California
19 Apr 20
I also like to see g food from other countries.
@TheSojourner (62690)
• United States
1 Feb
I quite agree with you on your comments of the kidneys! That is one of the absolute worst smells and tastes to me. I cannot bear it!! I would be perfectly content with your typical breakfast. I often eat crispbread with a little jam and coffee or a slice of bread with the same. Sometimes, I will eat a spreadable cheese, and I have not had quark in such a long time. I would most certainly buy it regularly, if I could find it. It's one of my favorite things. Sometimes, I like to eat a bowl of oatmeal with a little bit of milk and other toppings. Rarely do I eat a lot of meat and eggs and sweet baked breads. Because I've been waking earlier, I will fix myself a little bit larger breakfast late in the morning that suffices for lunch time.
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• United States
2 Feb
@MALUSE I'm not sure where I used to buy it. Somewhere in my life in the military, there was an area where I could find it. But I don't remember where that was.
@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
1 Feb
Where did you get to know Quark? I'll see your answer tomorrow. It's midnight in Central Europe, high time to hit the hay!
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@xFiacre (11488)
• Ireland
14 Jul 18
@maluse I have only cooked kidneys once and the result was that the house and all it’s furniture, bedding and our clothes stank of pee. I’m more of an Italian myself - a double espresso is just fine.
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@xFiacre (11488)
• Ireland
14 Jul 18
@MALUSE Cappuccino.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
@xFiacre Only cappuccino? Nothing to bite?
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
And what kind of breakfast does your wife like?
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@lovebuglena (38780)
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jul 18
I never had kidneys for breakfast. Not sure I've ever tried them at all. But I had fried liver for breakfast. I remember I was back in middle school and we were asked what we had for breakfast, I said I had fried liver. Everyone looked at me like I was out of my mind. I am originally from Belarus and love fried liver any time of the day. I love eggs for breakfast, any which way. I eat them most days of the week. Probably not the best thing to do because of the high cholesterol... But they are delicious. Hard to say no to them. I prefer herbal tea or green tea to black to tea. I will usually drink black tea only when there is nothing else available.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
Other countries, other customs! :-)
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
@lovebuglena I used to love fried liver but don't eat it any more. Liver and kidney are organs which serve as filters in the body. The idea that a lot of bad stuff is deposited there puts me off.
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@lovebuglena (38780)
• Staten Island, New York
14 Jul 18
@MALUSE I don't know if they were shocked that I had (fried) liver for breakfast or that I had fried liver at all. What do people have against fried liver or liver in general? It's really good if prepared right. By the way, I really crave for that goodness in the picture you posted.
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@andriaperry (117311)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Jul 18
I want to puke thinking about eating kidneys anytime of the day. I like you, when I do eat breakfast, its simple. Toast and jam is fine with me too. I also make my own jams and jellies.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
15 Jul 18
Home made jam is the best!
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@andriaperry (117311)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 Jul 18
@MALUSE Strawberries are in season and I made 10 half pints of jam.
• India
15 Jul 18
@MALUSE which fruit you use for jam ?
@GardenGerty (149133)
• United States
15 Jul 18
Your image looks very appetizing. I could eat breakfasts like yours, and I could eat a full English, but leave off the kidneys please. I am one of the people who has to eat first thing, and I need some protein. Quark would provide that.
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@AKRao24 (27574)
• India
10 Sep 20
People from different countries like to have different types of break fast! In Indis most of the people would like to have breakfast which is vegetarian in nature except for the egg! Even the people who are non vegetarians they have home prepared veetarian break fasts. India is a large country and we have wide varieties of breakfast as per the region. I am adding a picture showing some typical Indian breakfasts!
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@AKRao24 (27574)
• India
11 Sep 20
@MALUSE , These are individual snacks, one can choose to have one or two at a time! They are sufficient to satiate one's hunger!
@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
10 Sep 20
I'd be full for the rest of the day if I ate these things!
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@Porcospino (31497)
• Denmark
14 Jul 18
I have never eaten fried kidneys, but my coworkers gave me a Marmite sandwich while I was living in Scotland. One bite was enough The taste is very different from other kinds of food I have eaten. When I visited my Italian friend for the first time I noticed the differences between the Danish breakfast the Italian breakfast. The children in my friend's family had milk and cake or biscuits for breakfast. In Denmark children usually eat cereal or bread.
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@Porcospino (31497)
• Denmark
14 Jul 18
@MALUSE I think that is true. There is no in-between. I don't think that I could get used to the taste. Some of my coworkers combined peanut butter and Marmite, and I wouldn't eat that either.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
People say that you either love Marmite or hate it. There is no in-between. I only sniffed it but decided not to try it! :-)
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@jstory07 (125828)
• Roseburg, Oregon
14 Jul 18
Your breakfast looks really good.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
Thank you!
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@boiboing (13163)
• Northampton, England
14 Jul 18
You will very rarely see kidneys for breakfast in our post BSE offal-rejecting society.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
I didn't think of that. It's understandable that the urge to eat offal after this scandal has dwindled.
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@TheHorse (170498)
• Walnut Creek, California
31 Aug 21
The smell of kidneys doing anything would probably make me nauseous as well.
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@NJChicaa (110932)
• United States
14 Jul 18
Your version of breakfast sounds wonderful. I like an English breakfast too except for the black pudding.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
14 Jul 18
Black pudding - I don't think I'd like to eat that at all, certainly not for breakfast!
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@NJChicaa (110932)
• United States
14 Jul 18
@MALUSE exactly. It is traditional in an English fry-up
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@responsiveme (23146)
• India
15 Jul 18
A heavy breakfast is a good start for me.A German breakfast sounds very filling
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@allknowing (110984)
• India
14 Jul 18
There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to my breakfast. We do have the British influence and so there was always bread butter and jam. But today I am flexible. Anything goes as long as it is a healthy breakfast
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@LeaPea2417 (35627)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Jul 18
That is interesting about Italians not being breakfast people. I never knew that.
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@LadyDuck (426748)
• Switzerland
15 Jul 18
I think I never wrote a "breakfast post", being Italian I have not a big list of food we ate. I only had coffee with milk and a biscuit when I was a kid, but after I married I always prepared a bit better breakfast for my husband and I. Usually it is toasted bread with a little butter and jam, a yogurt and a fresh fruit and coffee of course, black coffee no milk.
@LadyDuck (426748)
• Switzerland
15 Jul 18
@MALUSE I like a "sweet" breakfast, I like to make English muffins or blueberry muffins to serve with coffee, this is the alternative to toasted bread. On Sunday it happens that I prepare poached eggs (no bacon) and ham.
@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
15 Jul 18
A breakfast post written by a typical Italian can indeed only be short, heehee.
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@MALUSE (69977)
• Germany
15 Jul 18
@LadyDuck Have you learnt to eat such an 'un-Italian' breakfast in Monte Carlo and Switzerland?
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@Kandae11 (50114)
14 Jul 18
I am not German but my breakfast habits seem similar to what you describe. First of all, breakfast for me is reasonably large because it is my main meal of the day. Most times I skip dinner or it is very light and I would have it six or five hours before going to bed - which means I am very hungry when I awaken. I also have coffee or tea with milk and two teaspoons of sugar.
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@Spontaneo (15073)
• United States
14 Jul 18
You guessed it... I have iced coffee for breakfast! LOL
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@banksim (4451)
14 Jul 18
look so decorative
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