My New Favorite Breakfast
When I was in Istanbul, Turkey, I stayed in a wonderful hostel called Antique Hostel. It has a magnificent location situated between the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, a few minutes walk to either, and a couple hundred meters southeast of Sultanahmet Park and the Hippodrome. This area is the very center of the historic part of Istanbul. There are two rooftop places to hang out, one covered and one open to the sky, both with a million dollar view of the Bosphorus Strait.
Well, every morning they had a breakfast buffet set up on the covered rooftop terrace. It consisted of many things I was not used to eating for breakfast. Being an American, you know, I often ate fried or scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage or ham, toast, maybe potatoes, and coffee. This buffet had hard boiled eggs, a variety of olives, feta cheese, peppers, figs and dried apricots, toasted bread, Nutella, and coffee. I fell in love with this breakfast and it has become my standard breakfast at least four or five times per week. I believe it is healthier for me and it is as delicious as it is colorful.