For 20 days I ate breakfasts from different countries around the world. This project offered a unique opportunity to not only delve into how other countries start their day, but to also see the rituals of our own culture. Breakfast is often the meal that is the same thing almost every day. Some people have a bagel and cream cheese every morning, some have cereal, most have coffee. Though the phrase “the start of a new day” has philosophical and emotional meaning, how we actually start every day is not thought about often. Please enjoy my cultural journey through my kitchen.