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The full English breakfast

“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day”  W. Somerset Maugham

Let me introduce you to the healthiest breakfast of all: The Full English Breakfast. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. Indeed you won’t be disappointed with a typical British breakfast. It is the most popular meal in England and other English speaking countries. If you are dieting, well don’t abuse it because this breakfast has approximately 1190 calories…Ouch.

What can you found in a typical “fry-up” (it might be called that way because almost every ingredient is fried)? A recent poll has decided what should be on the plate for the perfect “Full English”: fried eggs, smoked bacon, thick sausages, grilled half-tomato, fried mushrooms, toast and baked beans. It is often served with a beverage such as a cup of tea or coffee, as an “all-day breakfast”.

Although there are a variety of Full breakfasts as the Scottish, the Irish, the Welsh or even the American ones, the only true one is the English breakfast that can include other ingredients depending of the region.

The full English breakfast is a tradition dating back to the 13th century and still regularly enjoyed by millions of English breakfast lovers. An English institution called the Gentry, whose members were landowners, “high-born and people of noble blood”, considered breakfast as a social event.  It is then the Victorians who took the tradition of the Gentry breakfast and standardised its ingredients, creating the recognisably English Breakfast.

The English Breakfast tradition spread until its pick in the 1950s when about half of the British population had a traditional English breakfast. 

Now all you have to do is to taste the traditional Full English breakfast!

You can do just that on Sunday 1st May in Tavistock - raising funds for DAA. Find out more here.

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