Whenever I meet someone from a country I have never been to, I am always curious about what they eat for breakfast. What people eat for breakfast seem to tell me a lot about the person and their culture. Whether that’s true or not, it is true that we are pretty set in our ways when it comes to what we want for breakfast. Even if we like to have variety and excitement in our diet, for breakfast, not so much… We tend to want the same thing every single morning.
I am very familiar with Turkish food, I crave it often for dinner. It is one of my favorite cuisine in the world. But what do Turkish people eat for breakfast? Do they drink tea or coffee for breakfast?
According to this article on wittistanbul magazine, they drink tea for breakfast! And the Turkish breakfast table spread is quite impressive with olives, cold cuts, fried eggs, pickled vegetables and fresh baked bread as a must. This interesting article in the NYTimes talked about what children eat around the world, and how much it differs depending on where they grow up. One of the children is from Istanbul, and her Saturday morning breakfast spread is the most magnificent thing I have ever seen.
This week we will share a recipe of a typical Turkish breakfast egg dish called Menemen, which is perfectly made scrambled eggs with tomatoes and peppers. Here is an amazing recipe from Seriouseats.
So get ready with a baguette and make Menemen for breakfast tomorrow, and you might understand what it means to be Turkish!
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