10/14/13 10:05am

What’s Your Favorite Breakfast Cereal?

Good morning dear readers. In between slurping noodles and eating offal it has come to my attention that the good folks at General Mills launched the first-ever National Cereal Lover’s Week today. As part of the festivities the company has created a web site, Hello, Cereal Lovers, and enlisted the aid of celebrity chef Justin Warner of Do or Dine. Warner can be seen in the above video making a lovely sounding scallop ceviche that uses Chex as a textural component and a not so lovely sounding Cocoa Puff Carbonara.  

“I’ve loved cereal since before I had teeth, and as a chef, I’m always looking for inspiration and mixing unexpected ingredients to create knockout new flavor combinations,” said Warner. That carbonara surely falls into the unexpected category.

As a kid, I too loved cereal, both the sweet sugar bombs like Golden Grahams and Lucky Charms and the crunchy creations like Crispix and Grape Nuts. The thing is in college I ate so much cereal that I hardly ever eat it for breakfast these days. Here’s what I’d like to know: What’s your favorite breakfast cereal? Tell me in the comments, or hit me on the Twitter, @JoeDiStefano.

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  • I think cereal is one of those foodstuffs I will never understand. Growing up in India I never ate cereal — we always ate real food. And now having lived here for a while it just seems like a way for big corporations to make a lot of money by way of compromising people’s health.

    • I hear you Premshree. So what was a typical breakfast for you back home?

      • My parents are South Indian (Kerala), so it was very common to eat idli (with chutney and sambar); puttu with kadala or boiled plantains; sometimes appam with ishtu (stew); rava (semolina) upma; dosas (with chutney and sambar). We also ate eggs in various forms: scrambled, sunny side up, or as a masala omelette (very common on the streets in cities like Bombay). And breakfast is almost always accompanied with chai or filter coffee — the latter being common in south India.