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October 22, 2013 12:38 ET

Wake Up With Cheapflights.ca's Favourite Breakfasts

Jump Start Your Day With Our 12 Breakfasts From Around the World Worth Getting Up For

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2013) -  Yes, we have all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yet how many of us tend to skip it completely or skimp on it with just a coffee and bagel (if that)? The travel experts at Cheapflights.ca, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, have gone global to create a breakfast menu you will not want to refuse, skip or skimp on. No matter which time zone you are in, a hearty breakfast is the best way to start your day and, to help boost your appetite, here are Cheapflights.ca's 12 Breakfasts from around the World Worth Getting Up For.

Here are six morning meals from around the globe to make Cheapflights' list. Once you've indulged in these, you may start thinking that breakfast is not only the most important but also the most delicious meal of the day. Bon appétit!

  • Australia - Generations of Australians have grown up strong and healthy on a regular breakfast of Vegemite. It was promoted originally as a healthy food for children. During the Second World War it was sold as a medicinal food. "Vegemite fights with the men up north! If you are one of those who don't need Vegemite medicinally, then thousands of invalids are asking you to deny yourself of it for the time being." The dark, salty paste is made from leftover brewers' yeast extract, vegetable and spices and it's a popular spread for sandwiches, toast and crackers. There's a cheesy version now too, but purists hold that the original Vegemite is the gold standard of breakfast spreads.

  • Mexico - Chilaquiles (or Chilequiles) are one of those "recycling" recipes where you use up the previous evening's leftover tortillas and salsas. There are slight differences throughout Mexico, but the bulk of the meal is made up of tortillas, salsa (green or red) or mole sauce and eggs (scrambled or fried). Add some pulled chicken, soft cheese (Queso blanco) and refried beans.

  • France - Le petit dejeuner translates as the little lunch so there's no table groaning with food here. This is a bijou breakfast. There's good coffee as you'd expect, often a café au lait, or hot chocolate served in a big bowl-like cup. The carbs come in sweet form. Tartines (sliced baguette topped with butter and jam or a chocolate spread) are popular -- and dunkable. Brioches, croissants, pain au chocolat and pains aux raisins also make an appearance, especially on weekends. Hotel breakfast menus will often feature ham, cheese and eggs too.

  • Colombia - In Colombia, a popular breakfast is Calentado. It's leftover rice and beans served with an egg, chorizo, grilled beef and a flatbread (arepa). Unsurprisingly, in this part of the world, hot chocolate is the beverage of choice. Changua has breakfast all sewn up. It's an egg and milk soup with bread on the side (or in the soup) that's served in the central Andes region especially the Boyacá and Cundinamarca area, which includes Bogota. It's served in a bowl, garnished with scallions and cilantro. The bread, called "calado", softens in the soup. It's also a great cure for a hangover.

  • USA - We could have gone for beignets from New Orleans or pancakes, but the country ham, gravy, eggs and grits combination summed up the American South for us. The rib-sticking fare is a heart-warming fusion of English, Scottish, German, French, Irish, Native American and African American cuisines. Foods such as corn (grits is a derivative) and squash were inherited from American Indian tribes while the breads, biscuits and cheeses came from European immigrants.

  • Canada - In France it is known as pain perdu -- "lost bread" that could be revived with cooking. In Quebec, French Toast is called pain doré -- golden bread. Although French Toast, in one form or another, has been around since medieval times, some credit the logging camp cooks in Quebec with popularizing it. For lumberjacks gearing up for a day of back-breaking labour, its warm, sweet and carby fare was a key part of breakfast. Even more so when paired with local maple syrup.

Here are six more countries to make our list with breakfasts worth taking the time to savour and enjoy: Ghana; Turkey; Germany; Spain; England; and Scotland. To read about these and all the delicious details on Cheapflights.ca's 12 Breakfasts from around the World Worth Getting Up For, visit www.cheapflights.ca/travel/12-breakfasts-from-around-the-world-worth-getting-up-for.

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