Graziella Anna Giuffrida (@graz1e11a)
When Sicilians have breakfast at home, they eat a variety of things, depending on their preferences. Sicilians like drinking espresso or melk with biscuits, rusks, milk or yogurt with cereals, bread with butter and jam and in some occasions homemade cakes or other sweet snacks.
Not many other countries have sweet food for breakfast. I don’t know why we do so, maybe because nobody really likes waking up early to go to work or to school, so we need a tothsome breakfmeal ast in order to have a sweet start of the day and to be on an happy mood in the morning.
In Sicily people can have breakfast out in a bar. A bar is a place similar to a café where people usually go in the morning to drink coffee, cappuccino, or to eat pastries, sweets, etc. Sicilians never drink cappuccino after breakfast.
Breakfast in Sicily is very cheap. In many bars you can pay only 0.50 cents for an espresso or about 1.50 euros for a cappuccino with a croissant, depending on the area.
In some bars, besides the usual croissant with no fillings inside, you can find also some filled with nutella, custard cream, jam, sweet ricotta, white chocolate, pistacho, hazelnut, etc. Other sweets or pastries eaten in the bar during breakfast are Iris (a baked or fried dough filled with ricotta), fried donuts, treccine (a braided brioche with sugar), etc.
Sicilians have sometimes savoury food for breakfast, like sausage rolls, arancine, calzoni, pizzette, etc.
In winter it is common to drink hot chocolate while in summer Sicilians enjoy eating a granita or an ice cream with a very soft brioche.
Usually Sicilians like to sititng in the bar and to take their time to enjoy their breakfast, or if they are in a hurry they drink a shot of cappuccino in the bar and then they leave. Sicilian never drink coffee or cappucino on the way.
What about you and your country?
What do you eat for breakfast?