Easy Breakfasts Even Famous Chefs Make
These simple yet far-from-boring meals lean toward the savory, though we're happy to report that one famous pastry chef manages to slip some chocolate in.
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A Chocolate Breakfast You Definitely Haven't Tried Before
You'd expect master pastry chef Jacques Torres, who's known as Mr. Chocolate, to eat the stuff for breakfast, but not like this. First, he fills a coffee mug with very cold water, gently cracks an egg into it and microwaves it for a minute. (He likes his poached egg runny, but you can cook the egg longer if you prefer yours more solid.) Next, he microwaves a handful of fresh spinach in a bowl covered with a plate until it's wilted. Last, Torres lifts the poached egg out of the water with a slotted spoon, lays it over the spinach and—ahem—sprinkles cocoa nibs and a little salt on top.