I guess it can be a way to dull the dread (or should I say boredom) of being on a plane for so long.
Peter Gordon in his piece shares the recipe for one of his own creations Banana and pecan French toast with lardons. He also notes the contrast between New Zealand's morning combination of sweet and spicy, meat and fruit and fish or egg adventures and a traditional British Breakfast.
In Wellington, Cafe L'affare gets his vote.
Peter Gordon covered the topic of Breakfast (and Brunch) in another article also titled Morning Glory written for Waitrose Food Illustrated in December 2007.
Many more recipes in that Morning Glory 2007.
Not everyone will go for his Mackerel Eggy Bread with Bacon, Watercress, Radishes and Saffron Aioli maybe because Mackerel is not fashionable. I would give this flavor mix a try (picture below from Waitrose Food Illustrated)
He traces his fondness for breakfast and brunch to his childhood and looks at the cons and pros of a rich meal to kick off the day.
Peter Gordon most recent book was originally published as A Culinary Journey in New Zealand (October 2009) and will be released in a slightly revamped UK edition as Fusion, A Culinary Journey by Jacqui Small on March 4, 2010. I am not sure if a US edition is planned.
He describes the essence of the book in the following sentence:
Breakfast in the Antipodes.