Essential to any Southern breakfast, flaky buttermilk biscuits in thick sausage gravy are a delicious start to the day. Maxime Iattoni
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but there’s not need for boring egg on toast. All around the world, people eat comforting, filling meals to start their day. For some countries, breakfast means runny poached eggs with thick Greek yogurt and pita, and for others, chocolate-filled pastries. In Asia, noodles are king, and breakfast is no exception. Make jams and spreads ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. Then make breads and pancakes in hundreds of ways.
Stateside, we’re comfortable with our oversized bowls of sugary cereal and brown sugar-topped oatmeal, but there’s a whole world of breakfasts out there worth exploring. Here are our favorite breakfast recipes from around the globe. Just add coffee or tea.
A delectable British treat, these springy pancakes are molded in a shallow ring on the griddle and pan-fried until golden. They get their distinctive nooks and crannies—ideal for a slick of jam and butter—from a yeast-based batter boosted with baking soda. Get the recipe for Crumpets »
Egg and Cheese Soufflé
Its name derived from the French verb souffler, meaning “to breathe” or “to puff”, a soufflé’s pillowy top will naturally rise in the oven but slightly deflate just moments after removal. The eggy treat’s fleeting moment of perfection is one of the reasons the dish is handled so delicately by chefs and cherished so deeply by diners. This savory cheese version is courtesy of chef Daniel Skurnick of Le Coucou restaurant in New York City. Get the recipe for Egg and Cheese Soufflé »
Swiss Hash Browns (Rösti)
If Plato had imagined hash browns, they’d have been rösti: fresh potatoes coarsely grated, pressed, and fried. In the dish’s native Switzerland, recipes include bacon, rosemary, caraway seeds, eggs, pasta, cheese, even coffee. These variations can be delicious, but we found the definitive version in Bern, at Restaurant Della Casa—golden, impeccable, ideal. Get the recipe for Swiss Hash Browns (Rösti) »
This muesli is a flavorful take on the original raw-cereal mixture developed in Switzerland by Maximilian Bircher-Benner in the early 20th century. Get the recipe for Muesli »