Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Melvil, 31 Aug 2007.
Well, just because, you know... with what kind of breakfast (if any) do you guys start the day?
Ou est le poll mosnsieur?
And what type of day?
Toasted Burgen bread or porridge oats.
Ze poll ist here and a 'normal day'!
Where is Kedgeree in the poll?
A frusli bar usually.
Porridge made with hot water for me. maybe a little sugar if it's a ride day
They are but, like, whatever.
I rule that Bacon sandwich goes under 'English Fry up'!
That goes under 'Kipper' stuff
Well.....some days I have none.....others I eat fruit eg. banana and an apple.
This morning I had Morrisons smooth Peanut Butter on two slices of Warburtons Seeded batch wholemeal bread with margarine and a banana chopped up. Very filling and good for you.
But it's nothing to do with kippers! It's haddock!
Also, I had to tick toast and jam, but I usually have two slices of toast, one marmite and one jam...
Was once explaining the breakfast menu to a German couple in the same Scottish B and B as us...
"Vat is Kippers?"
"Er, a sort of salty smoked bony fish..."
"<doubtful sounding> Ah.. Vat is porridge?"
"Er, a sort of hot paste made of oats and milk"
"<doubtful sounding> Ah.. vat is Black pudding?"
"Er.. a sort of sausage made of blood..."
"<happy> Ah! Ve vill hav ze full breakfast!"
When you stop to explain some stuff, you realise how odd it might seem!
you've put a poll of what cyclists have for breakfast and haven't included porridge.
I normally have either porridge, with yoghurt on top of that, with muesli (luxury style) on top of that, OR, a ginsters cornish pasty (disgusting, but nice).
Slightly OT: I once had to explain to a fairly conservative chinese teacher - in mandarin chinese - what spotted dick was and why the name was considered humorous. It was pretty embarassing...
...But not as embarassing as, after the teacher had read a (somerset Maugham, I think) novel and demanded to know what 'latex model of a dick' was...
Anyway, look, Kippers, Haddock, they both swim, breath through gills, get caught and put on a plate; slight coding differences in their DNA notwithstanding they could be brothers and sisters!
I used to be one of those people who didn't bother with breakfast, but I've learned the error of my ways. Now it is a really substantial meal. I go for a fried medium sized egg (I have a special egg pan - so it hardly needs any oil), a thick slice of my own wholemeal bread lightly toasted and about 1/3 of a can of Branston baked beans.
On the occasions where I've used sliced bread from the shops it just doesn't keep me filled up until lunch so I suspect the relatively low GI of my bread is important.
Porridge is good too, but I don't enjoy eating it as much.
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