International Recipes and Cooking Around the World

Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Breakfast plate with poached eggs

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Breaking the fast is never so fun as when you dine on favorite breakfast dishes from around the world. Eggs, cheese and fruits are favorite starters in the Western World. In the East, your day is more likely to begin with a bowl of rice gruel and fish or with a steamed, filled bun. Africans might have a bowl of corn porridge. For Mexicans, it's often as simple as warm tortillas and refried beans.

International Breakfast Recipes


Man making batidos

(Cuban fruit and milk smoothies)


Bellini (Italian peach and sparkling wine cocktail)

(Italian peach and sparkling wine cocktail)

Matzo Brei

Pan of matzo brei

(Jewish-Israeli fried flatbread and eggs)

Medu Vada

Medu Vada (South Indian deep-fried lentil fritters)

(South Indian deep-fried lentil fritters)

Pho Bo

Pho Bo (Vietnamese beef noodle soup)

(Vietnamese beef noodle soup)


Scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam

(Scottish quick teacakes)


A pan of migas murcianas

(Portuguese, Spanish leftover bread dish)