Raise your hand if you haven’t spent a lot of time and a lot of money eating internationally-inspired dishes at your favorite local hot spot. As expensive as the bill can sometimes be, eating out is probably one of the cheapest ways to experience a little bite of culture other than our own.
What people eat can tell us a heck of a lot about who they are. Exploring how different cultures around the world start their day can tell us even more. Today, we’re going to look at some of the dishes you can expect to find sitting on people’s breakfast plates all over the world.
Iranian breakfast can be as fragrant as it is flavorful. Flatbread is regularly served with feta cheese, jam, butter, and honey. A hot bowl of Haleem may sit in the center of the table. A popular breakfast dish, Haleem is a thick stew composed of wheat, minced beef, or mutton, and lots of spices cooked on low heat for up to 8-hours.
Iranians are no strangers to hot beverages either. Persian-style tea is probably the most important element of breakfast in Iran. It’s served hot, sweetened, and without milk.