Breakfast is simple in France. Boring almost. Repetitive. Normal. Not exceptionally healthy or gourmet.
First it requires a baguette.
or a baguette de tradition or baguette de campagne.
Or this type of pain bread from a boulangerie artisanale called a ‘Boule.’
Cut the bread into slices and toast them.
Add some of this to the top of each slice.
And some jam. If it is homemade, this is even better.
Eat about 2-3 slices of these delicious tartines open-faced toasts. Drink a hot drink.
Hot black coffee.
or hot chocolate.
Breakfast in France
Time to wake up and eat breakfast. Breakfast isn’t skipped. Nothing else will be eaten between breakfast and lunch. There is no snacking. An appetite grows until it is (at last) that magic hour: the wonderfully long French lunchtime. And lunch? That is where the French sit down and eat a big three course meal. The main meal for the day. As written in this article “Differences Between France and America, Main Meal at Lunch“.
One reason French adults stay slim? A boring and simple petit dejeuner breakfast.
What do you think?