What does the rest of the world eat while we're munching on our cornflakes?
It's arguably the best meal of the day, so perhaps it's time to put down that cereal and try something a bit more adventurous. Here's what the rest of the world is eating.
Italy: cornetto and coffee
In Italy the day begins with a cornetto, an Italian cousin of the croissant, and a coffee. Cornetti are made from sweet dough containing much less butter than their French relations and are often filled with jam or chocolate or anything that takes the baker's fancy. Molto bene!
Poland: cold cuts, white cheese, open sandwiches
In Poland, breakfast involves an open sandwich – kanapki – with sausages, cold cuts, ham, white cheese, pickles, preserves and scrambled eggs.
Egypt: ful medames
This is practically the Egyptian national dish and consists of fava beans, chickpeas, lemon and garlic. Often served with hard-boiled eggs, fresh bread and pickled vegetables.
Cuba: tostada and cafe con leche
A traditional Cuban breakfast might be tostada – a piece of Cuban bread that is buttered and then toasted – dipped in strong Cuban coffee.
Sweden: porridge with soured milk and cloudberries
Apparently, the Swedes can't get enough of soured milk. Filmjölk is technically buttermilk – a sour fermented milk that's similar to yoghurt but thin enough to drink. The average Swede consumes more than 36kg of the stuff every year, as well you might if you could top your cereal with the wonderful sounding cloudberry.
Sweden take 2: cod roe caviar from a tube
OK so that's two for Sweden, but we couldn't let caviar in a tube for breakfast go unmentioned. Crazy as it sounds, most Swedish fridges have a got a squirty tube of Kalles caviar just waiting for breakfast time.
Thailand: dinner again
Breakfast in Thailand is essentially dinner again. It seems anything goes at breakfast time, but one popular dish is jok, a thick rice dish with pork balls, chicken or shrimp.
This traditional flatbread, known as aloo paratha, is a staple breakfast in Pakistan, where it's accompanied by vegetables, meat, cheese, yoghurt or butter, or dipped in tea.
Israel: fresh vegetables, cheese, bread
The tradition of the hearty Israeli breakfast began in the kibbutz. Workers would head out to the fields before dawn, returning home for a big communal meal of fresh vegtables and warm bread straight from the oven. In the Jewish tradition meat and dairy can never be served together and pork is forbidden. Breakfast is a dairy meal and therefore a meat-free zone, but fish and eggs are a popular addition.