Rise and Shine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

 Saki, 2 ¾ years old, Tokyo

Doga Gunce Gursoy, 8 years old, Istanbul
Nathanaël Witschi Picard, 6 years old, Paris

Phillip, 4 years old and Shelleen, 4 years old, Chitedze, Malawi

Aricia, 4 years old, and Hakim, 2 years old, São Paulo, Brazil

Birta, 3 ½ years old, Reykjavik, Iceland

What was your usual breakfast as a child? For me it was a bowl of homemade porridge with raisins that I always wanted to pick out or a jam toast with a cup of hot chocolate on the side. I was a very picky eater.

So when I spotted this project by The New York Times, I got pretty excited! Malia explored and documented what children all over the world eat for breakfast, and the outcome blew my mind. The variety of diets is eye-opening to say the least. From Saki eating natto and miso soup in Tokyo, Doga having a full spread of eggs, cheese, veggies and pastries, to Phillip munching on a piece of sweet cornbread while sipping black tea with sugar.

Fascinating, wouldn’t you agree? I love how some of those meals look and how much effort the parents must make to create them each morning.

P.S: The hungry planet and how much food do people eat per day.
P.P.S: From grandma with love and those five Olympians and their diets.

(Photos by Hannah Whitaker for The New York Times)


Anonymous said...

My mom used to make us pancakes on weekends and hard boiled egg with a ham toast during the week. The Istanbul spread surprised me. It looks more like a lunch than a breakfast.

Pixelhazard said...

How interesting. My fussy eater has water, strawberry, an arrow root biccy, milk and a tiny bit of bread if I'm lucky. Might be time to push the boundaries a little ;)

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Unknown said...

i saw this the other day! soo interesting! growing up we always just had cereal or something fancier on the weekends like pancakes or eggs. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Unknown said...

My husband and I were discussing this article last week! We loved the Turkish breakfast and thought the little French boy was so adorable! My breakfasts growing up were mostly cereal. Sometimes a hardboiled egg. On the weekends my Dad would make us pancakes. Mmmm! xo, Katie

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