Spanish breakfast! Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Spanish Culture

Hey, everybody!

I arrived in the US yesterday and I’m staying at a Spanish friend’s house, in Acton, MA. I went out for an American dinner with ribs, fries and sweet-flavored beans (which I sort of liked). Then this morning David told me he was going to make me a real desayuno español.

I kept wondering what that was and this is what I had:

– Tostadas (toasts)
– Café negro (black coffee)
– A mix of tomato, garlic, oil and salt.

So las tostadas and the café negro were very familiar to me, because that’s what I usually have in Brazil too. However, the tomato mix was a first. You grate the garlic very thinly, the tomato more thickly and add oil and salt to flavor it. Then you spread this mix all over (go wild!) and eat it. It’s somewhat different from where I come from, but as I said yesterday, “When in Rome…”.

I should have taken a picture of the whole thing (the one in the post is from here) but I when I realized I could blog about it it was too late, I had eaten all of it.

Well, have a great one, everybody!

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About the Author: Adir

English / Spanish teacher and translator for over 20 years. I have been blogging since 2007 and I am also a professional singer in my spare time.


  1. Tim:

    Hi Adir,
    thanks for the great idea.
    This is a recipe I used to make lots and lots a couple of years ago.
    Almost forgot about it.
    Thanks for reminding me.


  2. Mark Stubbs:

    Tu eres amable , Gracias para eso x