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The history of the term brunch

 

Arguably one of the best times of the day is when you can sit down and enjoy a nice brunch either alone or with friends or family. Brunch is a term that combines both breakfast and lunch into one because you eat brunch between the hours of 10-11:30 am.

How the term brunch was made

Brunch is a term that was created by an Englishman by the name of Guy Beringer, who wanted a term that could help him cure his hangovers. According to Beringer, breakfast with tea, coffee, and pastries was not enough to cure a hangover but waiting until lunch to eat a heavy meal was never a good idea. Instead, he wanted to combine both breakfast and lunch together with a hybrid time span between both meals.

After the concept was created and used in England, it took roughly 30 years for it to makes its way into US households and restaurants.

Today, it’s a concept that many people use and enjoy. Restaurants make a fortune by offering brunch hours and families who have not had a chance to eat breakfast first thing in the morning but don’t want to wait until lunch love the concept.

Typical brunch meals

Brunch is often served with breakfast meals that also add a touch of a lunch portion such as eggs and steak or a club sandwich with hash browns. Other common brunch items include:

  • Beverages like mimosa and bloody mary
  • Salmon
  • Chicken breast
  • Hash browns and French fries
  • Waffles and pancakes
  • Assortment of fruits
  • Assortment of pastries
  • Sandwiches
  • Hamburger with eggs

The list goes on and our bellies will forever love us when brunch time comes around!

David Curry

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