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The men and women behind the stoves are often up late, finishing the last orders of the dinner service before closing up for the night. But what do they feed themselves in the morning to power through their 12-plus-hour days? We spoke to 14 chefs from around America about how they start their mornings. The answers were surprisingly nutritious — and easy.
Their morning menus include a lot of eggs and whole produce and very little that’s prepackaged. Perhaps you’ll find some inspiration for your next morning meal.