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Saturday, 23 October 2010

American new culture influences the old British - BRUNCH

Do you know what Brunch is ?

     Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch . The term is a portmanteau          of breakfast and lunch
              Often, it is a heavy meal meant to take the place of both breakfast and lunch. While common in the United States and Canada, according to Punch magazine, the term was introduced in Britain around 1896 by Hunter's Weekly, then becoming student slang. Other sources claim that the term was invented by New York Morning Sun reporter Frank Ward O'Malley based on the typical mid-day eating habits of a newspaper reporter.

       A meal is not usually considered brunch if it is started before 10 am, such meals would still be considered breakfast. Typically brunch is had at around 10 am, close to lunch time but still before. The hours of brunch are 10 am to 3 pm. Some colleges and hostels serve brunch, especially on Sundays and holidays. Such brunches are often serve-yourself buffets, but menu-ordered meals may be available instead of, or with, the buffet.The meal usually involves standard breakfast foods such as eggssausagesbacon,hamfruits,                                    pastriespancakes, and the like. However, it can include almost any other  type of food served throughout the day. 
     Buffets may have quiche, large roasts of meat or poultry, cold seafood like shrimp and smoked fishsaladssoupsvegetable dishes, many types of breadstuffs, and desserts of all sortsMimosasRamos gin fizzes, brandy milk punches, Bellinis, and bloody marys are popular brunch cocktails.
( in Wikipedia)

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