“Instead of England’s early Sunday dinner, a postchurch ordeal of heavy meats and savory pies, why not a new meal, served around noon, that starts with tea or coffee, marmalade and other breakfast fixtures before moving along to the heavier fare? By eliminating the need to get up early on Sunday, brunch would make life brighter for Saturday-night carousers. It would promote human happiness in other ways as well. Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting. It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.”
— William Grimes, At Brunch, the More Bizarre the Better New York Times, 1998.
I love a good brunch after a bit of Saturday night carousing and today I made potato cakes with leftover sweet potato mash and sweetcorn, fried smoked tofu, V-Bites veggie sausages, grilled tomatoes with parsley and baked beans. Half way through I realised I’d left the toast in the toaster… blimey, now I’m on the sofa!