Nice contraction of the terms “breakfast” and “lunch” Brunch is a meal to be taken between late morning and early afternoon. It allows you not to “regret“ what you should have had at breakfast and to fully enjoy lunch, of course, it is not a question of overindulging in both types of meals but rather of making a good combination as its name suggests. Very often, it is similar to a buffet and everyone serves himself according to his tastes and preferences. This partly explains why it was also called a “buffet lunch”. Sometimes accompanied by cocktails (Bellini, Bloody Mary, Milk Shakes…) and almost always champagne, this original meal is assimilated to New York as a lunch you have in the afternoon. As for the composition of the Brunch, everything depends on the eating habits. The principle is that there must be a starter, a main course and a dessert. In general, we start with sweetness but nothing prevents us from starting with salty and ending with sweetness. Savoury pies, salad, mayonnaise and egg can be an excellent starter, while pancakes, pancakes, muffins and cakes will wait for dessert. For the dish, everyone is inspired: we will eat differently depending on whether we are at home or in a great restaurant in Paris, London or New York. You can therefore make the Brunch recipe as you wish.
A LITTLE HISTORY….
The brunch tradition comes from the United States where the recipe differs from one region to another. For example, in California, bread, cheese and fruit can be used as an accompaniment to this buffet lunch, while in New York, champagne is necessary. From the 19th century onwards, Great Britain adopted this culinary tradition, which developed so well that people from other European and American countries were seduced by it. They therefore import it into their homes, which makes the happiness of fine gourmets. Brunch is now available in hotels, restaurants, etc. even during the week and not only on Sundays or weekends. It should be noted that in France, and in particular in Paris. This type of meal appeared in the 1980s. The French academy has unsuccessfully prescribed the use of the expression “big breakfast” to describe Brunch. On the other hand, “lunch buffet”, which seems less heavy, is sometimes used instead of the English term. But, “buffet lunch”, which seems to better describe this meal, is more used by Francophones.