An English Breakfast
Max and I often tease each other about our native countries ‘classic’ dishes. We’ve been on a German beat recently so we thought we’d do something British. The classic English breakfast (or ‘Fry up”) came up as something recognised all over the world. I didn’t know much of where the dish came from so I decided to do some research.
It came about in the early 1800’s when wealthy landowners started to throw extravagant breakfasts for their visiting guests. It was a show of wealth and the quality of produce coming directly from the farms on the estates. Eggs, bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes and bread are the core ingredients of a full English. Then regional variations occur depending on where you are and whats available. Black pudding, laver bread, potato cakes, haggis and baked beans can also feature.