When the average American wakes up in the morning, no meal sounds more enticing than a nice scrambled egg and bacon breakfast, carbs are unnecessary contributors to the protein stars of the show.
In Italia however, a morning meal of this sort invokes fear and cold sweats into the natives.
Italian #1: But, eggs, for first meal!? You Americans eat Frittata for breakfast!? Siete Pazzi! (you’re all nuts!)
American #1: We also eat salads as dinner entrees!!! (cue horror music soundtrack)
The point I’m getting to, is that breakfast for basically every Italian consists of strong espresso and a various assortment of sweet carbohydrates. Not exactly a sustainable meal for the working man, though we all know how Italians feel about hard work 🙂
An example of the typical Italian breakfast (specifically mine this morning):
- Coffee (not pictured)
- Sliced bread
- Nutella (an essential staple)
Though there is very little nutritional content in a breakfast of this variety.. It does help to create the ravenous hunger needed for the extremely large lunch portions to be had here. And who doesn’t like cookies and milk for breakfast?
I’ll leave you with a photo of the Alps I took from the plane, a sight that informs me I am close to the motherland