Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.
Today: Five breakfasts that taste like vacation on a plate (or in a glass).
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There are a few things that make summer truly feel like vacation: Lounging in the sun on warm rocks next to the ocean, for example, or meandering down a cobblestone street in search of bits of history or funky shops. Having a beer or glass of rosé with lunch. Or eating breakfast outside, in the most leisurely manner -- two cups of coffee, please.
Some of these things -- okay, one of them -- you can do even if you're not on vacation. With just a touch of planning ahead, and maybe by getting up a little early, you can take half an hour to savor your breakfast and coffee, maybe sitting outside on a deck, maybe just sitting in front of an open window. Either way, the act of slowing down first thing in the morning will give you a mini vacation, even if the next place you're headed is the office instead of a piazza or a white sandy beach. Here are five summery breakfasts to set the stage.
What are your favorite summer breakfasts? Tell us in the comments!
Photos by Emily Vikre
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).
I like to say I'm a lazy iron chef (I just cook with what I have around), renegade nutritionist, food policy wonk, and inveterate butter and cream enthusiast! My husband and I own a craft distillery in Northern Minnesota called Vikre Distillery (www.vikredistillery.com), where I claimed the title, "arbiter of taste." I also have a doctorate in food policy, for which I studied the changes in diet and health of new immigrants after they come to the United States. I myself am a Norwegian-American dual citizen. So I have a lot of Scandinavian pride, which especially shines through in my cooking on special holidays. Beyond loving all facets of food, I'm a Renaissance woman (translation: bad at focusing), dabbling in a variety of artistic and scientific endeavors.