Straddling between breakfast and lunch time, brunch has become the hottest trend these days… our favorite leisure break! It’s story was framed in the late 1800s by English and its’ fame was escalated after 130 years in the U.S. However, the word itself was first appeared in Hunter’s Weekly content when Guy Beringer asked the public to have only light meals before going to church on Sunday afternoon. He said that brunch gives you a more jaunty temper and you are instantly like an upbeat ‘’looney kid’’. He even suggested the local restaurants and pubs serving beer with a nice plate of delicacies instead of the typical English tea or coffee. However, there was a short mention on the Punch magazine in 1876 saying that when you eat at times which are a bit closer to breakfast, this is brunch…
They say that the famous broker ‘’Benedict, who was working in Wall Street, came up with the delicious dish we all know, back at 1894. The old version of brunch included traditional waffles, the typical English/American pancakes and omelettes, but the modern fare throws us for a loop. Sweet and sour cupcakes, different types of pizzas and mini burgers,
filled or not pancakes with endless toppings, scrabbled/Scandinavian poached/benedict eggs, English typical breakfast dish, Italian scones, Spanish frittatas, amazing types of breads with marmalade/sour cream or chocolate; this never-ending savory list will make you swoon or start packing for your next brunch journey around the world!
We are used to have brunch usually on weekends, particularly on lazy Sundays and that’s because the most of us are workaholic night crawlers or insane party-goers who had terrible morning headaches due to last nights’ cocktail shots! But it isn’t ideal only for the night carousers, we’re all lucky enough to have such an experience in our homes. So, imagine an array of mouth-watering delicacies like a huge foodie masterpiece, embraced by your loved ones and hundreds of cheerful emotions.
The magic in brunch is hidden behind these words: ultimate pleasure, indulgence, fulfillment, enjoyment!
Extra Purple Tip: If you don’t fancy enjoying your delicious espresso/cappuccino or Dominicana (Russian – Caffe Lolita & coffee liqueur) while brunching, then, why not take a sip of a cooling Mimosa, Aperol Spritz, Peach or Cherry Bellini, Bloody Mary, Sparkling Pomegranate Punch or a Gin Lemonade!
Let us introduce you the top-notch miracles in the foodie world, from sweet and sour to salty and bitter! How sweet/sour-toothee are you?
English ‘’Breakfast’’ – A nice mix of Bacon, eggs, sausages, fresh tomato, bread, mushrooms & black pudding beans
Souffled pancake-like ‘’Pannenkoeken’’ with fruits & sugar
GREECE: ‘’Tiganites’’ – Yummy crispy pancake a la Grecque, covered with honey, cinnamon & walnuts
FRANCE: Traditional Quiche Lorraine – Open-faced pastry crust with savory custard filling with a variety of ingredients such as different types of cheese, vegetables, bacon, pieces of meat or seafood
French toast – Pieces of bread fried with a mix of milk and eggs, topped with sugar and cinnamon followed by a variety of topping such as jam & chocolate
ITALY: Blueberry pizza with whipped ricotta & shallots
‘’Scarpaccia’’ zucchini tart
AUSTRIA, LIEGE: Belgian delicious Waffles with marmalade or chocolate
Strawberry Cinnamon Rolls (traditional sweet in Germany too) –
they are made usually by apple sauce but you can put any kind of filling
SPAIN: ‘’Frittata’’ baked with vegetables, ham & goat cheese
PORTUGAL, LISBON – Smoked salmon, soft-boiled eggs, local cheeses – ham & sausage, avocado, fresh tomato with olive oil & herbs & a large variety of fruits!
Sweden: Nordic thick potato-pancakes –
fried in butter & served with pork
US: Fluffy pancakes with maple syrup (any State)
It’s street food time! Mini burger sliders with Benedict eggs & Hollandaise sauce (L.A, California & Chicago)
‘’Frittaffle’’ – Combination of the Spanish Frittata & Waffles with bacon, potatoes, arugula, red bell peppers & cheese
NORTH AMERICA, MEXICO: ‘’Chilaquiles’’ Fried tortillas bathed in green
or red salsa (tart green tomatillo sauce is also preferred in Mexico City)
Viva Mexico! ”Huevos Rancheros” Bagel with refried beans, eggs, green chilies, tomatoes, cheese and diced avocados
SOUTH AMERICA, VENEZUELA: Scrambled eggs with bacon, onions & tomatoes followed by well-baked potatoes
JAPAN: ‘’OKONOMIYAKI’’ baked pancakes made with flour, eggs & cabbage (Insider’s Tip: You can put more ingredients of your choice too!)
NORTH AFRICA & ISRAEL: ‘’Shashouka’’ – Baked eggs in tomato & pepper sauce
AUSTRALIA: ‘’Pikelets’’ – Type of pancakes outside crispy and inside spongy, with sour crème & jam
Smashed avocado on toast – usually seen in Melbourne