Breakfast – an explanation of terms
The German term Frühstück dates back to the 15th century and meant the piece of bread eaten in the morning. Similarly, the Swedish and Danish words are frukost and morgenmad. Among others with a different original meaning is the English term “Breakfast”. It means breaking the fast after the night. Another example that refers to this is the meaning of the Spanish desayuno. In Dutch, you take it literally instead and describe breakfast as ontbijt, which can be translated as “biting into”.
Different countries – different ways of having breakfast
While some people swear by rice for breakfast in Asia, change their diet in Germany between sweet and substantial, and you dig in heartily at a typical English breakfast, you enjoy a croissant in France. In Iran, on the other hand, you might eat Mast-o-Khiar, a cold yoghurt soup with mint and fresh vegetables, as the first meal of the day…