24 June 2007

Colazione - English style

Here's this morning's breakfast - courtesy of Mum. Thankyou!




Mushrooms and eggs from up the road.
Bacon from Marks and Spencers.
Bak-ed beans from Tesco.

17 comments:

sognatrice said...

Yuuuum! And, incidentally, I think Americans get a bad wrap on our "heavy" breakfasts...at least we don't try to cover *all* of the food groups ;) Thanks for sharing!

Bryan and Autumn said...

Wow...can you send your mom to my house?! :)

Delina said...

Sognatrice, nothing beats a good breakfast IMO.

Bryan and Autumn, I'll see what I can do :)

pat said...

Those Tesco beans...hmmm...with all due respect...aren't you glad you're living in Italy?

Delina said...

Pat, they were actually HP beans bought from Tesco some time ago. I dug them out from the back of the cupboard.

I am glad to be living in Italy, yes, but this doesn't mean I'll ever stop missing things from back home. Isn't that the same for all expats? I've never had a cooked breakfast like this in all the time I've been here so it was nice. It was done for my OH too who wanted to have an English breakfast. A few years ago he was dubious about having beans and eggs etc for breakfast, but now whenever he is in the UK he will have a cooked breakfast.

Kataroma said...

Yummm! I really love a proper English breakfast. And I miss bacon and baked beans.

I do think that breakfast is one area where Italian cuisine is pretty disappointing. People here in Rome just eat a cornetto, or if they're feeling fancy a cornetto with nutella inside. But sometimes I feel like a proper breakfast on the weekends and nothing beats bacon and eggs, or eggs benedict, waffles, pancakes, french toast etc (not all together obviously!)

Nadine said...

That's making me hungry.

Caroline in Rome said...

Yeah, they just eat cornettos here for breakfast and the cornettos are, of course, nowhere near as good as a French croissant so I don't even really enjoy them.

Incidentally, Delina, just how much weight do you gain when your mother is in town?

KC said...

Oh, the bacon! I can almost taste it!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

I love bacon and eggs, with an english muffin or a half a bagel....paradise!

Delina said...

Caroline, we did quite a bit of walking around in near 40 degrees, so that's enough to sweat it out of anyone! :)

pat said...

It's not the bean thing that I don't understand about the English, I'm an American an also enjoy the occasional big breakfast, it's the tinned beans I don't get. They're really disgusting. Why don't you people make them from scratch? That's what I don't understand.

Delina said...

I don't know how to make beans to have the same taste as the tinned ones. I do beans in other ways - salads, soups, with pasta etc, but for the amount of times I have a cooked breakfast, a tin will do. If you have a baked bean recipe I'll be happy to try it though.

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Yummy breakfast!! Very English, indeed.

What is Italian breakfast like?

pat said...

If there is a special recipe like American baked beans for an English breakfast, I'm no help, nun saccio a fa, but if all you need is kidney beans, cooking them up in the typical Neapolitan way, and you'll never go back to that HP can gain. Try it. You won't regret it. You bloggers are so LUCKY to have me around, I'm just a wealth of knowledge...

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks so good! I love baked beans for breakfast! And I am American!

BecsLifeOnline said...

Ooh now that's what I call a yummy breakfast... although I haven't had one for what seems like forever ha ha. Do the Italians find the English breakfast a bit strange? I'm asking because I lived with Greek and Turkish guys last year and they found the idea of eating baked beans for breakfast revolting!