I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast at any time”. So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
– Steven Wright –
While there are many interpretations of Breakfast, I’ve chosen to photograph the food I eat most mornings!
I start with the exact right bowl. It has to be the correct size – not too big and not to small. More importantly though, it has to have a happy group of animals dancing around the rim. This one has horses, camels and elephants – quite appropriate because I bought these dishes when we lived in the Middle East!
I put some fruit in the bottom of the bowl. I used bananas, but some times I use an apple, or an orange or some berries. This is the dangerous part of making breakfast because I had to use a sharp knife to cut the bananas into the exact right thickness. Like the bowl, the bananas can’t be too big or too small.
Next, I added some cereal. I used granola with whole grains, fruit and nuts. You can use any type of cereal you want, but it has to compliment the fruit, not fight with it.
Last, I added yogurt – plain, low fat, high calcium yogurt. See how carefully I spooned it on so that it formed a happy face? Two eyes, a nose, and a big grinning mouth.
The last detail is the spoon. Like the bowl, the spoon has to have some character, and it has to be not too big, and not too small. Today I chose a shiny new spoon, but some days I use a spoon from the set of cutlery that were a wedding present almost 42 years ago!
Remember the days when you let your child have some chocolate if he finished his cereal? Now, chocolate is one of the cereals.
– Robert Orben –
When I am done eating, I will have one small square of very dark chocolate…
How about you – how do you make your breakfast fun to eat?