I am not at all a breakfast person: I would much rather sleep five minutes more and have a disgusting coffee on the go than waking up and making something to eat.
But, when someone makes breakfast for me… well, the situation is way different! Here in Morocco, for example, Fatima always prepares a great breakfast.
As you can see, there is everything! So this is how a real breakfast is here:
- hard boiled eggs (there are chickens living on the roof)
- orange juice (real orange juice!)
- tea, of course. And if you want to know how to make a real Moroccan one, here is how
- home made cakes or pancakes
- home made bread -> here is the recipe for Fatima´s bread
- olive oil
- olives (happy me)
- butter (never touched it here: it looks so damn fat)
What I really like is that they have their little routines: some things are served in cute tajines and the bread is always protected by a cotton cloth.
And now let´s learn some breakfast-vocabulary! O, remember: these are darija and not tamazight words.
- breakfast -> al-ftour
- coffee -> ahwa
- mint tea -> thé b´na na (easy to remember, because it sounds like “the banana”)
- tea with milk -> thé wa hleb
- with sugar -> wa sukur
- without sugar -> bla sukur
- orange juice -> asir limun (yes, I know: limun sounds like lemon…)
- eggs -> bayd
- bread -> khubz