1. What is your favorite thing to make for breakfast?
- I have a hard time making culinary decisions in the morning and if I'm on my own, I basically always either have greek yogurt with muesli or avocado on toast with lemon. Also, we are entering my favorite time of year ever in Milan: peach season; recent mornings have concluded in a stone fruit overdose.
2. What is your favorite thing to order when you go out to breakfast?
- Things I don't like cooking for myself or that I rarely buy the ingredients to prepare: poached eggs // lox // fancy cocktails. I almost always order something savory; in an ideal world I would skip breakfast foods and just move straight on to lunch, sometimes.
3. Do you have a favorite local spot?
- In Italy I loved going to Bagel Hole down the street from our own apartment, which has the best bagels ever served out of a shop the size of a closet. In Milan itself, we have been frequenting the newish Elizabeth Street Cafe, which is a French-Vietnamese restaurant with an interesting menu and really great ambiance. For something quick, breakfast tacos any time, any day.
4. What are your favorite breakfast drinks?
- In Milan, my favorite coffee shop--except Starbucks, don't ask--is Houndstooth. They have a really nice pour-over that reminds me of my all-time favorite coffee: Grumpy's in Park Slope.
5. Have you read any interesting food-related books you would like to share?
- I have been cooking a lot from Ottolenghi's Plenty, which I highly recommend. The recipes are all really interesting but not too complicated or heavy; the socca flatbreads, mushroom and herb polenta, and pistachio salad are some of the best things I've made in recent memory.
Much love, Sera