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October 27, 2014
Italian Breakfast

Italian breakfast, la colazione, is usually eaten between 7 and 8 am. Traditionally, it is tea or hot milk with coffee, always accompanied by something sweet. Brioche, bread with butter and marmalade, and cookies are examples of food typically consumed during colazione, and might be familiar to you as part of a “continental breakfast” (which refers to this custom in continental Europe). It is common in Italy to eat breakfast on the way to work at a “bar” or caffè. The classic Italian colazione has become as exclusive as fine dining; one can find assorted hearth breads, freshly prepared creams of nuts and chocolate, and jams made with seasonal fruit. Like everything else in Italy, however, colazione is almost as regional as lunch or dinner. In the mountainous areas of Italy, platters of cheese, ham and prosciutto can easily be found served with boiled eggs and hearty breads.