Saturday morning, day 133 of my challenge to be more Brazilian, we had a real café da manhã – Brazilian breakfast.
First, let’s talk about a classic American breakfast, just for comparison sake. A stereotypical American breakfast, straight from the Denny’s menu, will consist of pancakes, hash browns, sunny-side up eggs, and breakfast sausage. Maybe even a side of bacon. You wash it down with a few cups of coffee and a big glass of orange juice. This or a bowl of Cap’n Crunch.
Now the truth is, I rarely ate either of these types of breakfasts. If I ate breakfast at all, it would be on the weekend and we would be seeking out a salmon and cream cheese laden bagel, complete with capers and red onions. But that was us.
However, I am going to dish out what I’ve observed is a typical Brazilian breakfast, which I enjoyed Saturday morning.
Fruit, of course, and coffee (strong) with french rolls, queijo prat0, sliced turkey, maybe a little diced tomatoes and some sort of cake. Oh, and a big pitcher of some kind of melon juice, like watermelon.
Ok I’ll ask, although I’m sure you all will tell me anyway – What am I missing on the Brazilian breakfast table?