International culinary borders are gradually disappearing, opening up a world of new cooking pleasures for everyone. At the turn of this century, we started gently adopting new culinary habits. We are not talking about "ethnic" or "exotic" cooking any longer, as these terms imply far away places and not necessarily authentic. No longer is it strange or foreign to cook Chinese, Indian, or Mexican food. Today's approach consists of finding one's culinary inspirations wherever one can. In earlier times, to try ethnic cooking was considered bold, but today it is part of our daily trip to the local supermarket. To find exotic ingredients used to require the skills of a good detective or adventurous friends willing to carry strange foods from foreign lands. Today these can be found at most grocery stores. We are not afraid any longer of spices, unusual containers, or colorful fruit-we have learned how to use them. Even better, we have learned how to adapt them into our everyday lives. The whole world comes naturally into kitchens, with all of its fresh flavors, fully intact; at the same time we are discovering different eating traditions and dieteac principles, which open our minds to recollection and meditation. Our kitchens have become a natural melting pot of fusion food, and what used to be unusual is now so familiar that its foreign origins are forgotten. Cafe Food from around the World is an exciting new series created in the spirit of fusion food, bringing the best of casual dining from different parts of the world into your kitchen. Begin your day sunny side up with over 50 breakfast recipes. Feast on the freshest fruits and juices, from a Raspberry and Melon Yogurt drink to ameal-in-one Banana Milk. Become an expert on eggs, from breakfast souffles to Eggs Benedict, or rise to the challenge with breakfast breads and cakes.Jane Donovan is the author of 'Do Breakfast!: Tasty Treats to Kick Start Your Day', published 2004 under ISBN 9781930603233 and ISBN 1930603231.