Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Typical, or Atypical?

A confession: I was reluctant to participate in this month's theme, for a couple of reasons:

1. I generally don't like doing food shots. They are a specialist skill which I don't have....the food rarely looks as good as it actually is. 2. What's "typical"? For some it is now typical to grab a coffee in a paper cup on the way to the office. Others enjoy pastries. I like neither of those. And some people enjoy a breakfast in a cafe. 3. I was lacking creativity to take a more oblique view of the theme.

On the other hand, I thought, well, other people are going to be far more creative than I am and take much better pics. Some might find something humorous, so let's play along and be part of it!

So I decided to show you my TWO favourite, and therefore typical for me, breakfasts. There are some constants: a newspaper, and a cup of tea. One favourite is a bowl of cereal with fruit (strawberries are my favourite, but my son ate all the strawbs yesterday!) , and the other is scrambled egg on wholegrain bread. I pretty much alternate these breakfasts every day. The atypical part is I used my best crockery today, and that's very unusual. Finally, here's another breakfast I posted on 25 April!

All these other cities are participating in the theme, so have a wander through these sites and see what's starting their days. (Don't forget time zones will mean breakfast appears at various times throughout your day)
Saint Paul (MN), USA - Bellefonte (PA), USA - Menton, France - Monte Carlo, Monaco - New York City (NY), USA - Tel Aviv, Israel - Hyde, UK - Port Angeles (WA), USA - Mainz, Germany - Stockholm, Sweden - Paderborn, Germany - Singapore, Singapore - Haninge, Sweden - Nottingham, UK - Ampang (Selangor), Malaysia - Manila, Philippines - Boston (MA), USA - Seoul, Korea - Singapore, Singapore - Joplin (MO), USA - Chandler (AZ), USA - Paris, France - Sequim (WA), USA - Greenville (SC), USA - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Boston (MA), USA - Chennai, India - Madison (WI), USA - Baton Rouge (LA), USA - Toulouse, France - Seattle (WA), USA - Mexico (DF), Mexico - La Antigua, Guatemala - Selma (AL), USA - Wassenaar (ZH), Netherlands - Albuquerque (NM), USA - Cleveland (OH), USA - San Diego (CA), USA - Lubbock (TX), USA - Jakarta, Indonesia - Sheki, Azerbaijan - Sydney, Australia - Mumbai, India - Seoul, South Korea - Cottage Grove (MN), USA - Cypress (TX), USA - Saarbrücken, Germany - Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina - New Orleans (LA), USA - Budapest, Hungary - Kyoto, Japan - Tokyo, Japan - Austin (TX), USA - Singapore, Singapore - Villigen, Switzerland - Montréal (QC), Canada - Stayton (OR), USA - Melbourne, Australia - Silver Spring (MD), USA - Moscow, Russia - Springfield (MO), USA - Inverness (IL), usa - Arlington (VA), USA - Cologne (NRW), Germany - Anderson (SC), USA - Oslo, Norway - Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation - Manila, Philippines - Kajang (Selangor), Malaysia - Maple Ridge (BC), Canada - Bandung (West Java), Indonesia - Stavanger, Norway - Bastia, France - Hong Kong, China - Wailea (HI), USA - St. Louis (MO), USA - Chicago (IL), USA - Rabaul, Papua New Guinea - Sydney, Australia - Bucaramanga (Santander), Colombia - Kansas City (MO), USA - Grenoble, France - Paris, France - Evry, France - Saigon, Vietnam - Prague, Czech Republic - Cape Town, South Africa - Brookville (OH), USA - Brussels, Belgium - San Diego (CA), USA - Wellington, New Zealand - Newcastle (NSW), Australia - Saint Louis (MO), USA - Sharon (CT), USA - Shanghai, China - Zurich, Switzerland - North Bay (ON), Canada - Lyon, France - Naples (FL), USA

48 comments:

  1. Thats largly what I thought about the theme as well.

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  2. I was waiting for the Australian blogs, and your breakfast looks pretty typical as a universal meal!

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  3. Very appetising shot, Sally!

    And I love your (Wedgewood?)china!

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  4. Bread and scrambled eggs?My idea of a yummy breakfast to start the day.

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  5. This is a great shot Sally! I love how you've got the morning paper in there too.

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  6. If I couldn't have coffee and croissant, I'd definitely order the scrambled eggs on wholewheat toast with some marmalade on the side. We have such a dearth of delicious breads though and the Turkish is equally as crunchy when toasted. Great fun, theme day, isn't it Sally?

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  7. Well I'm glad you "played" with the other daily bloggers, but was hoping for some vegemite. Thank goodness you linked to the other shot...for me that's typically Australian!

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  8. I have not had bread and eggs for months for breakfast!

    My breakfast usually have something milo in it :-)

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  9. I like the morning paper too...and would be interested in knowing which General was labeled a Bush puppet....just curious.

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  10. food picture are always difficult. But this one work alright. I have only the newspaper on saterday at breakfast. The rest of the week i get mine at 6 o clock

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  11. ooh, the scrambled eggs look divine!

    I was going to post a similar shot as well. My typical breakfast includes a couple cups of coffee, cigarettes and the morning papers but I thought the sight of a lit fag might put off some people from enjoying my breakfast.

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  12. This is a lovely shot....and you did a great job and IHOP breakfasts are HUGE!

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  13. lavenderlady: It was the President of Pakistan, General Mushareff, named as such by Imran Khan (a former cricketer and occasional political aspirant)

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  14. Voila un petit-dejeuner bien complet, c'est je pense typique des pays anglophone.


    Veiled a quite complete breakfast, it is I think typical of the anglophone country.

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  16. This looks good and healthy. I too start my day with a cup of tea. Then a bowl of porridge. Later I have espresso and brioche to get me through to lunch, then.....

    Beautiful china. Love the other photo too.

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  17. Your breakfast is like may other breakast when I do not eat chorizo.

    Poly

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  18. This is a very classy breakfast set-up sally and the food looks fabulous.

    I really don't think you can beat a plate of scrambled eggs -yum!!

    michael - the vegemite is with me in Rabaul!!

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  20. Healthy breakfast to start the day.
    Cereal and banana looks yummy

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  21. No need to worry about the photography, it's a nice pic! Professional food shots usually aren't actually edible! Nice to read about the down-under breakfast.

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  22. Now, I know; there is a conspiracy to ruin my diet intentions and even DP is contributing... ;)
    Took a beach break and had no chance to answer your comment on Tanunda; thanx for the info.
    Also loved your bridge posts! I'm still around Provence on Blogtrotter. Almost moving away, regrettably...

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  23. Nice breakfasts and they look good too. For 47 years I read the newspaper with my breakfast and then one day, when the price went up on the newspaper, and I looked at the SPAM inside in the form of paid advertisements, I decided I didn't need this and I have been having the news online and the breakfast with my wife. We just talk.

    Brookville Daily Photo-Theme Day

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  24. Hey, I like to eat cereal with banana too :)
    And I think your photo is great!

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  25. It's look yummy Sally and your photo made more the temptation

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  26. The cereal looks delicious. And there's banana, my favorite!! It's a typical breakfast, indeed! The newspaper is one of the part of my breakfast back at home! =)

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  27. Wow, I would have liked to share such a good breakfast. My own breakfast was too simple to be photographed (two biscottes, a banana and some yogurt) :-))

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  28. Your chinaware is beautiful. I've never added fruit to my cereal before so I'm trying that out one day.

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  29. I couldn't improve on this Sally, especially as you provided the link to Vegemite.
    I wonder if Michael really likes the stuff. Most Americans spit it out.
    (My father would put it on the toast; - under the scrambled eggs !! )

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  30. Tea, scrambled eggs on toast, fruit and cereal ... all are fine with me. But I do find it hard to swallow the vegemite.

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  31. That cereal looks very good; I love bananas with cereal...

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  32. This is very tempting picture for a breakfast. I like that idea for start of the day.

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  33. I agree about the difficulties of food photography, and thank you for your nice compliment on my post. It took time before I got the photo I wanted, after which I enthusiastically ate the Birchermüesli!

    I like your nice crockery, I think you should use it more often -- that's what I'm trying to live by anyway. And I see that you like your toast about as dark as I like mine.

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  34. I had a hard time with it, too, Sally. It's the least thought I've been able to give a theme day yet, though, so at least it was something that could be shot at home, eh? Thos bananas are looking particularly yummy right now. . .I'd better stop looking at theme day photos for a bit and get some breakfast now! BTW, what flavor tea at breakfast?
    -Kim

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  35. I'm glad that you did post, this is a great addition to the theme. I had the same quandary, should I be literal or...?

    Port Angeles Daily Photo

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  36. yummm havent tried cereal and fruits. your pic is veryyy yummmy makes me sooo hungry here. its 3 am cant wait for breakfast.

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  37. Nice shot, and it looks delicious.

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  38. I confess, I never participate in the theme days (too much like hard work Sally).

    I see we both enjoy bananas with our cereal, although I'm strictly coffee before lunch and tea after twelve!:)

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  39. Uhm I didn't participate because my typical breakfast along the week is: a glass of natural water drunk standing and watching time... So I understand you ! --- By the way I love your photos and I can sure you that food come out well and appealing :-)

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  40. Wonderful Sally, great breakfast photo. I believe it's more typical than you think.

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  41. Well, you know that no matter what you shoot, somebody out there is going to do it better, have a better idea, better equipment, better light, whatever... but everybody's creativity is unique and you'd be surprised how an "everyday shot" to you or me might make someone's day half way around the other side of the world... So thanks for playing the theme day thing, it's really a great deal of fun going from blog to blog and seeing what ideas people do come up with. :-D And thanks for picking your best crockery :D

    By the way, you just reminded met that I have a little jar of vegemite here that an internet buddy brought back from Adelaide a couple of years back... I had completely forgotten about it!

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  42. Great photo!

    Thanks for visiting my NorthBayPhoto blog. As for bringing tea, no problem, Canadians drink a lot of tea too. We even drink ice-tea but here our iced tea is sweetened. I made a mistake once when visiting the USA and ordering an iced tea....took a big gulp and realized there was no sweetner (sugar) in it so now when I'm visiting other countries, I ask first if their iced tea is sweetened or not.

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  43. I like your breakfast photo. I usually only have coffee, yogurt and a newspaper on I'd say 80% of the time.

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  44. I expected VegeMite, here. Wait, you did on 25th/April.

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  45. both look great, mostly i'd have cereals and a banana!

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  46. That looks a very tasty breakfast. I love scrambled egg. Only have it for breakfast when I'm staying in a hotel. Which is a rare occasion,

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