Making Breakfast into Art
According to Science Digest, breakfast is the most essential meal of the day. It optimizes alertness, performance, health, and so on.
As nutritionist Adelle Davis famously put it back in the 1960s: "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” (Sifferlin, 2013).
The latest evidence indicates that we should aim to consume around 15–25% of our daily energy intake at breakfast (i.e., 300–500 calories for women and 375–625 for men; Spencer, 2017; though see also Betts et al., 2014). Evidence from large-scale surveys suggests that 18–25% of adults (Haines et al., 1996, Kant and Graubard, 2006, Spence, B.,, 2017) and as many as 36% of adolescents in North America skip this putatively ‘most important’ meal (Seiga-Riz et al., 1998).
Therefore, breakfast deserves extra time to prepare and to enjoy, the effort to display it, and the creativity to turn it into art. Lately, I am focusing on how to turn waffles, fruits, a boiled egg, peanut butter, and dark chocolate morsels into edible art.
Featuring: Gluten-free waffles, all-natural peanut butter, fresh strawberry, organic banana, softened dark chocolate morsels--heat causes the glistening, and Salada tea. I scored the heavy and ornate glass tray from Tuesday Morning.
--Frances Ohanenye maintains this visual "cookbook" that features processes and ingredients in pictures. Cooks and chefs need to calibrate according to their locale, availability, and preference. Please click on the "Open Source Cooking" tab for additional information. Thanks for visiting. Have a fruitful day