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Here's What A Common Breakfast In Italy Really Looks Like
Despite being commonly referred to as the most important meal of the day, breakfast habits keep changing from country to country. While a traditional American breakfast consists of pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, and pork, Italy has a completely different perspective when it comes to the first meal of the day.
Instead of opting for a full spread of food, Italians start their day with morning coffee and an accompanying pastry. Espresso and cappuccino are among the most commonly ordered coffee beverages, while pastries can include croissants and other breaded items filled with custard or Italy’s own, Nutella.
Nutella is a hazelnut spread invented by an Italian pastry chef named Pietro Ferrero during World War II’s cocoa shortage when he mixed the little cocoa he had with hazelnuts and sugar. Coffee in its espresso form is the most consumed beverage in Italy, with 97% of Italians drinking coffee not once but several times a day.