Cooking Breakfast

When we speak of breakfast cookery, we are not just talking about cooking a particular meal. We are referring to a particular small group of foods that appears on perhaps every breakfast menu. These items not only appear on breakfast menus but also are popular for brunches, snacks, and late suppers. Many establishments offer a breakfast menu all day long.
I´m so glad that I have a collection of breakfast recipes and ideas. As my grandmother told, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.



Continental breakfast
Continental breakfast is a meal based on light mainland European breakfast traditions. It is a light meal meant to satisfy one until lunch. A typical continental breakfast consists of coffee and milk (often mixed as cappuccino or latte) or hot chocolate with a variety of sweet cakes such as waffles/pancakes, brioche and starchy foods such as croissants, often with a sweet jam, cream, or chocolate filling. It is often served with juice. The continental breakfast may also include sliced cold meats, such as salami or ham, yogurt or cereal, or a slice of cheese. Some countries of Europe, such as the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, add fruit and cheese to the bread menu and occasionally a boiled egg or a small serving of salami.
The continental breakfast concept is not limited to Europe and is often served throughout the world in hotel chains. The term itself is of British origin. "The continent" in Britain refers to the countries of continental Europe. A "continental breakfast" thus denotes the type of lighter meal served in continental Europe, as opposed to the "full" English breakfast.
English Breakfast
Traditionally, people in the United Kingdom and Ireland have enjoyed a substantial hot meal for breakfast, featuring eggs, bacon, and sausages, accompanied by toast and tea or coffee. These items are sometimes eaten separately on morning rolls. In Britain, this was traditionally known as a full English breakfast, though there are also Scottish and Welsh variations (e.g. Scottish breakfasts often include haggis, black pudding and potato scones. Many other items (for example kedgeree, grilled or fried tomatoes,grilled sheep kidneys, black pudding or white pudding, baked beans, fried sliced bread, various types of fried potatoes and mushrooms) may be included, depending on taste and location, and pure fruit juice is sometimes added as a beverage in addition to tea or coffee. Today, this dish remains popular, but is not usually served at breakfast time during the week. Many people instead reserve the full cooked breakfast for weekends, or go to a café or pub for it at the weekend.
A full breakfast is also a meal available any time at many cafés and greasy spoons. It is also served at hotels, where it can be quite substantial in size and variety. The author Somerset Maugham once quipped "the only way to eat well in England is to have breakfast three times a day." This is sometimes quoted as the origin of the term, and indeed meal, all-day breakfast.




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