Breakfast of champions
Thursday, October 16, 2008 | 02:30 PM ET
by Andree Lau, CBCnews.ca
I have a confession. I eat weird things for breakfast. Today, it was two pieces of leftover pizza with pickles and prosciutto. Last week, I had a grilled brie and tomato sandwich one day and fried rice the next.
Breakfast of champions? Yeah, I know it’s debatable. But at least I make sure I eat a meal every morning.
I used to think a cup of coffee or nothing at all would suffice. But sure enough, as all the studies prove, I was just irritable, distracted and prone to eating something that lived in a vending machine before lunchtime hit.
Jennifer Causey doesn’t have that problem. The professional photographer from New York loves breakfast. The beauty she finds in her daily obsession is translated into eye-catching photos that she posts on her blog, Simply Breakfast.
(Courtesy Jennifer Causey)
Last year, she turned it into an 80-page book.
Who knew a cup of tea and a piece of buttered toast could look so good? Even cottage cheese and a hard-boiled egg seem appetizing through Causey’s lens.
The site is also a good reference for those of us who moan that we don’t know what to have for the first meal of the day.
What’s your breakfast of choice?
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Amber Hildebrandt writes for CBCNews.ca in Toronto. Growing up on a farm in Manitoba, she acquired an insatiable appetite, but it was during a stint in Japan that she developed her discerning tastebuds and "foodie" ways.
Andrea Chiu is an associate producer at CBC Radio Digital. Though she loves to eat, cook and discuss food, don't ask her to bake. It never turns out well. She tweets as @TOfoodie on Twitter and organizes food and wine events in Toronto called FoodieMeet.
Tara Kimura is the consumer life reporter for CBCNews.ca, covering a wide range of issues that range from rising food costs and the growing organic movement, to new trends in the marketplace.
Andree Lau is a CBC web reporter in Calgary. Her journalism career includes seven years as a CBC-TV reporter. Her own blog called "are you gonna eat that?" chronicles her eating adventures (including sampling snake and camel hoof tendon).
Jessica Wong is a CBCNews.ca writer who loves to eat and cook, as well as discuss, read and watch programming about food, sometimes all at once.
Kevin Yarr, CBCNews.ca's writer in Prince Edward Island, wrote about food and beer for national and regional magazines before joining the CBC. He acquired a desire for new tastes on his first trip to Europe, and an appreciation of eating locally and in season when he finally settled down on P.E.I.
Elizabeth Bridge is a writer with the CBC Digital Archives in Toronto. She first ventured into the kitchen as a child to indulge a sweet tooth by baking cookies and making fudge. A student budget compelled her to be a vegetarian (for a while) and instilled in her an ongoing curiosity about food and cooking.
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