- produce /PROD-oos/
- grain /greyn/
- nutritious /noo-TRISH-uhs/
- top /top/
- enhance /en-HANS/
[noun] – food or any other substance or material that is grown or obtained through farming
There is a new store in town that offers fresh produce.
[noun] – a seed or seeds from a plant, especially a plant like a grass such as rice or wheat
The country’s grain exports were down this past year.
[adjective] – containing many of the substances needed for life and growth
Almonds and walnuts are highly nutritious.
[verb] – to be on the upper surface of something, especially as a decoration
The dessert was topped off with caramel syrup.
[verb] – to improve the quality, amount, or strength of something
Roasted garlic enhances the flavor of many dishes.
Breakfast in Ethiopia is a traditional porridge called Genfo. Made with barley, wheat, and cornflour, the highlight of this porridge is the hole in its center, which is filled with butter and a spice called berbere.
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“Brekkie” for Australians focuses on fresh produce, whole grains, and nutritious combinations. Options for the morning include the classic avocado toast, a farro bowl topped with a poached egg and pickled vegetables, or rice pudding with yogurt, seeds, and berries.
A morning in Brazil calls for Bolo de fuba, a moist and creamy cornbread-style cake. Its flavor is enhanced by the addition of grated Parmesan cheese and/or shredded coconut.
The typical Taiwanese breakfast consists of fresh soy milk, scallion pancakes, and dough fritters. This meal is enough to fill you up for the rest of the day.
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Italians usually pair their coffee with Sfogliatelle, a crunchy and flaky multilayered pastry with a sweet ricotta cheese filling.
Upgrade your breakfast with these energy-boosting recipes! And don’t forget to drink your coffee in moderation.
- Have you tried improving your morning routine? Why or why not?
- Describe the typical breakfast in your country.
- If you were to create a breakfast combination with the foods mentioned in the article, which would you choose, and why?
- Do you agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day?
- In your opinion, is food the best way to get to know a culture? Please explain your answer.