Wednesday, August 1, 2007

patriotic breakfast


As always, the first day of the month is Daily Photo Theme Day, and today's theme is "a typical breakfast" Though not necessarily your typical Swiss breakfast, this most certainly is a special occasion breakfast, as August 1st also happens to be Swiss National Day. So, I went out and picked up some patriotic goodies from the bakery. The bread in the foreground is a special edition of a buttery zopf (normally it's shaped like a braid; today the top is shaped like a Swiss cross), which is traditionally eaten on Sundays. The red pastry is a mandel tortli (almond tart), and in the back we have some cookies with jam.

To all the Swiss out there: Happy Switzerland Day!

To see what people in 100 cities around the world are enjoying for breakfast today, follow the links below.

En guete!*


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 - Olympia (WA), USA

*'Bon appetite' in Swiss German

22 comments:

Sally said...

Happy festive breakfast!

jb said...

The thumbnail of the Zopf looked like a roast chicken...
It had me wondering for a second!

Jilly said...

Ah, the second Swiss breakfast with a flag! Happy National Day!

And the food looks delicious too.

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Love the swiss flag cookies ... especially the one ringed with pistachio! Excellent!

Abraham Lincoln said...

The second Swiss breakfast I have seen today. Nice shot. The photo makes it look delicious.

Hyde DP said...

oo an almond tart ....

Eric said...

Happy national day then! What is this day about?

I love the tarts with the shape of a cross on them LOL.

Victoria said...

Looks absolutely delicious as well as patriotic!

Olivier said...

superbe ce petit dejeuner national, voila une tres bonne idee, bravo


superb this national breakfast, veiled a very good idea, cheer

iBlowfish said...

Absolutely delicious for breakfast. Nice shot! Happy Switzerland Day.

Felicia said...

Looks yummy. I hope you also have a holiday from work so that you can enjoy your breakfast!

Patty said...

Looks delicious to me.

jelvistar said...

Beautiful food
Beautiful photo

Port Angeles Daily Photo

travelphilippines said...

can u do me a favor? can u please dont eat it? cause its soooo beautiful.

Missouri Ms USA said...

How did we say it in Basel before we began to eat? "Eine guete..." or something similar. Have a delightful "First of August" bonfire. Eat a wurst for me.

Rambling Round said...

A very attractive, celebratory breakfast

lynn said...

Looks so delicious. Reminds me of being there, i've just been posting about Switzerland on my Things UK blog. Memories... lol

Wendy said...

It's too pretty to eat.

Tomate Farcie said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!! This red little almond tart in the back really really looks good! Happy national day, then!

Ioanna said...

Lovely cookies and delicious i thing. Have a nice day.

Z said...

Your Zopf is prettier than my Weggen, *pout*. Does the rectangular flag bug you, too? How difficult would it have been to have made them square?! Did you see any good fireworks in the city?

Ray said...

The 'cookies with jam' are called 'Spitzbuebe', I like your fotos, nice feet and don't forget to check out the Albuquerque breakfast. :-)