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(London Evening Standard)   London: why we're the breakfast capital of the world   (standard.co.uk) divider line 101
    More: Unlikely, Breakfasts Richard Godwin, breakfast capital, bacon and eggs, social history, Ken Livingstone, Kentish Town, breakfast  
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2013-02-07 09:58:27 AM  
www.english-blogs.com

For the diversity of ethnic cuisine? Maybe. For the traditional English breakfast? Yuk.

/is that baked beans?!
 
2013-02-07 10:11:40 AM  
I don't know if I've had a solid breakfast in NYC outside of a diner. Best to sleep right through until lunch when you're in the city.
 
2013-02-07 10:15:26 AM  
Because it's the least offensive of your meals people tend to fast the rest of the day and maybe only snack on some "chips" when they get a bit peckish?
 
2013-02-07 10:16:53 AM  
Beans are not breakfast.
 
2013-02-07 10:16:57 AM  

Cythraul: For the diversity of ethnic cuisine? Maybe. For the traditional English breakfast? Yuk.

/is that baked beans?!


That looks like it was already eaten once.
 
2013-02-07 10:17:19 AM  
FTA: A New Yorker will bang on about their brunches, always let down for me by American bacon, which as the LRB's Poppy Tartt once noted, generally looks as if it has been "grated from a pig with a giant pencil sharpener, and picked up off the sty floor some time later".

And I stopped reading there.

American bacon is awesome. Seriously, a good piece of heritage bacon is a religious experience.
 
2013-02-07 10:17:43 AM  

Cythraul: [www.english-blogs.com image 850x637]

For the diversity of ethnic cuisine? Maybe. For the traditional English breakfast? Yuk.

/is that baked beans?!


I'm guessing you have no clue what black patties are.
 
2013-02-07 10:18:24 AM  

digistil: Cythraul: [www.english-blogs.com image 850x637]

For the diversity of ethnic cuisine? Maybe. For the traditional English breakfast? Yuk.

/is that baked beans?!

I'm guessing you have no clue what those black patties are.


FTFM
 
2013-02-07 10:18:51 AM  
With a complete lack of respect for British cuisine "almost-edibles", it's the safest meal they serve.
Everything else is "eat at your own risk".

/raised on British grub(s) - has the high cholesterol issues to prove it
 
2013-02-07 10:18:53 AM  
I love you London, and I love visiting your fine city, but there's no way that dreck you serve could ever be called breakfast.

Even that picture makes it look far better than it tastes.

/God, if only those were baked beans
 
2013-02-07 10:19:13 AM  
Can I get a chorizo and egg taco in London? If not, they are 27th place at best.
 
2013-02-07 10:21:21 AM  
I can't tell if this article is serious and diluted or trolling wonderfully.
 
2013-02-07 10:22:01 AM  
Clearly, this individual has never had french toast with bacon!!


Question:  Has the bacon,egg, toast combo always been known as the "American Breakfast"?  I seen it advertised in Italy as that.  Is it labeled as such in other countries as well?   Dammit, now I'm hungry!!!!!!
 
2013-02-07 10:24:03 AM  
'A New Yorker will bang on about their brunches, always let down for me by American bacon, which as the LRB's Poppy Tartt once noted, generally looks as if it has been "grated from a pig with a giant pencil sharpener, and picked up off the sty floor some time later".'

I have no idea what "LRB's Poppy Tartt" means (worst Fark handle ever?), but that person and TFAuthor are both dead to me.

A good rasher of crisp thick-cut streaky bacon is the king of pork.
 
2013-02-07 10:25:08 AM  
BARF. Tomatoes and mushrooms are natural enemies. And baked beans at breakfast might be good IF they've actually been over a real fire all night, but that canned shiat? No thanks. And the SPanish have the English beat (see what I did?) when it comes to blood sausage. Morcilla!

-and don't you DARE knock American bacon! We poison entire TOWNS for that stuff!
 
2013-02-07 10:26:46 AM  

Electriclectic: Can I get a chorizo and egg taco in London? If not, they are 27th place at best.


I'm liking the sound of that.  Put it in a burrito so I can eat and drive, and we might have a winner.
 
2013-02-07 10:27:01 AM  
Someone should explain Eurocentrism to Richard Godwin and buy him an airline ticket to the US. Our full breakfast, which is derived from British culture, differs only in we don't usually eat beans with our eggs, sausage, bacon, ham, potatoes and, at least in the South, tomatoes. Hell, they don't even eat grits -- uh, I mean polenta. Savages.
 
2013-02-07 10:27:06 AM  
PFFFFFFFFFFF.

Someone would like a word. Chez Cora

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dinehere.ca
www.visitcalgary.com
 
2013-02-07 10:28:06 AM  

midigod: I love you London, and I love visiting your fine city, but there's no way that dreck you serve could ever be called breakfast.

Even that picture makes it look far better than it tastes.


Yup - and seeing as your 'merikun, you're a bonifide expert in the field of eatin'.
(Just taking the national stereotypes ball & running with it.)
 
2013-02-07 10:29:31 AM  
As long as they insist on driving on the wrong side of the road, all claims of being the breakfast capital are suspect.

(Although an English breakfast is one of the best d*mn things on the planet to be invented evah!)
 
2013-02-07 10:29:55 AM  
Mark me down as the only person present who enjoys the full Monty service when he can get it.
 
2013-02-07 10:30:18 AM  
What the English do to pork should be considered both human and animal cruelty.  Those poor pigs deserve a better end than as sausages redolent of sawdust and oregano.
 
2013-02-07 10:30:25 AM  
God. Can bacon be over now? It's crunchy and salty and fatty. We get it.

This shiat is as tired and old and worn thin as zombies. Why does the net need to take something, and then skullfark the shiat out of it till its thin and ragged and doesn't have any shape or form left? Why can't things just be mildly cool for a while then get out back in the box before we've completely farked the hole dry and ragged and raw?
 
2013-02-07 10:31:36 AM  
English food is what the English deserve.
 
2013-02-07 10:32:16 AM  
Would anyone like a banger in the mouth?
 
2013-02-07 10:33:44 AM  
As far as I'm concerned, any place that makes a decent cup of coffee can claim to be the breakfast capital of the world. That's all I need.

/dnrta
//doesn't understand the hatred for English food
 
2013-02-07 10:34:11 AM  

tommyl66: Would anyone like a banger in the mouth?


Over here we just call them sausages.
 
2013-02-07 10:34:34 AM  
Somewhat on topic.....

WTF happened to the Thursday Food Threads?.....I thought it was a great idea, liked all of the ones I saw, but then they disappeared.

/Had leftover cold pizza for breakfast
 
2013-02-07 10:35:04 AM  

Jim.Casy: //doesn't understand the hatred for English food


I don't hate English food at all.  I've had some incredible meals in English restaurants.  They just cannot seem to get breakfast right at all.
 
2013-02-07 10:35:15 AM  
You, too, can look bloated and red-faced! Start your day off with enough cholesterol to kill a horse. This after a night of drinking pints and having a fry, of course.
 
2013-02-07 10:36:16 AM  

kroonermanblack: God. Can bacon be over now? It's crunchy and salty and fatty. We get it.

This shiat is as tired and old and worn thin as zombies. Why does the net need to take something, and then skullfark the shiat out of it till its thin and ragged and doesn't have any shape or form left? Why can't things just be mildly cool for a while then get out back in the box before we've completely farked the hole dry and ragged and raw?


You haven't been using the internet very long, have you? You need to work on your language skills, if you want to be a hipster.
 
2013-02-07 10:36:52 AM  

swahnhennessy: You, too, can look bloated and red-faced! Start your day off with enough cholesterol to kill a horse. This after a night of drinking pints and having a fry curry, of course.



FTFY
 
2013-02-07 10:37:31 AM  
You can have that breakfast, England. I gained weight just looking at the top phoo.
 
2013-02-07 10:37:52 AM  
Where does this thing about London being the capital of the UK come from? Did the Act of the Union specify a capital? If not, why is 'London the Capital of Britain'? How do you have a capital in a non-country that's no more than a political alliance anyway? Is it simply Londoner's self important talking or is there actually a basis in fact hidden somewhere? :-/

On topic, compared to the full Scots version, an English breakfast is shiate. Full Irish breakfast is better than English too. So you don't have to go far from London to do better.
 
2013-02-07 10:38:09 AM  
Count me as an American who loves a good fry-up. I have been known to attempt a simulation of a proper mixed grill at home in Michigan. It always comes up short.

And one should never mind that a full English breakfast has too many calories; just be glad that you need to eat less later.
 
2013-02-07 10:38:46 AM  
Phoo should be photo.
 
2013-02-07 10:41:03 AM  

aaronx: Count me as an American who loves a good fry-up. I have been known to attempt a simulation of a proper mixed grill at home in Michigan. It always comes up short.

And one should never mind that a full English breakfast has too many calories; just be glad that you need to eat less later.


Who says you still won't eat like a pig the rest of the day? There's a reason a lot of us carry around extra weight.
 
2013-02-07 10:41:49 AM  
Mario's Cafe on the Pentonville Road, just down the road from Kings Cross station in north London. Egg, bacon, sausage, beans, chips with the skins on (thick cut homefries), toast and butter. Washed down with a couple of mugs of milky sweet tea. Reading a copy of the Mirror, watching and listening to the world go by.

It's stuff like that got me from 140lbs to 185lbs back in the day, but it's a glorious way to bulk up.
 
2013-02-07 10:42:38 AM  

calm like a bomb: swahnhennessy: You, too, can look bloated and red-faced! Start your day off with enough cholesterol to kill a horse. This after a night of drinking pints and having a fry fried curry, of course.


FTFY


Now we can both be right.
 
2013-02-07 10:43:59 AM  

calm like a bomb: swahnhennessy: You, too, can look bloated and red-faced! Start your day off with enough cholesterol to kill a horse. This after a night of drinking pints and having a fry curry, of course.


FTFY


suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2013-02-07 10:45:11 AM  
When you wake up next to an empty bottle of scotch with no glasses or cups anywhere in sight and then stumble from your bed to the nearest cafe or restaurant and can order a Full English Breakfast you know you'll be okay.
If you can keep it down you'll be sitting pretty for most of the rest of the day.
 
2013-02-07 10:45:15 AM  
This dude has obviously never been to the American South.
Biscuits and Gravy for the win.
 
2013-02-07 10:45:49 AM  

raerae1980: Clearly, this individual has never had french toast with bacon!!


Question:  Has the bacon,egg, toast combo always been known as the "American Breakfast"?  I seen it advertised in Italy as that.  Is it labeled as such in other countries as well?   Dammit, now I'm hungry!!!!!!


When I was in Japan, it was called 'Western Breakfast". Otherwise you got the norm which consisted of steamed rice, miso soup and various pieces of seafood. Forget "While in Rome", I stuck with bacon and eggs.
 
2013-02-07 10:46:16 AM  

poot_rootbeer: I have no idea what "LRB's Poppy Tartt" means (worst Fark handle ever?), but that person and TFAuthor are both dead to me.


London Review of Breakfasts (LRB)

"Poppy Tart" is the breakfast-themed pseudonym of one of the contributors to the LRB.  <B>TFA</B> made it clear that they all use such silly monikers, now that their silly walks have been banned.

Allen. The end.: And baked beans at breakfast might be good IF they've actually been over a real fire all night, but that canned shiat? No thanks.


I don't like bland beans either, or heaven forbid bland beans that aren't cooked all the way.  I live in the American South, however, so this is not a problem for me, and I can make my own, but Bush's "Grillin' Beans" line is a most-acceptable option as well.
 
2013-02-07 10:49:05 AM  

CipollinaFan: This dude has obviously never been to the American South.
Biscuits and Gravy for the win.


I dunno; I've seen the way they prepare all these fried breakfast items in England (and Gibraltar as well) and the amount of frying grease (swimming is a good visual) would put even the most country diner around here to shame.  Shame, or pride, one or the the other... they use a TON of oil/grease is what I'm trying to say.
 
2013-02-07 10:49:52 AM  

Turbozutek: Where does this thing about London being the capital of the UK come from? Did the Act of the Union specify a capital? If not, why is 'London the Capital of Britain'? How do you have a capital in a non-country that's no more than a political alliance anyway? Is it simply Londoner's self important talking or is there actually a basis in fact hidden somewhere? :-/

On topic, compared to the full Scots version, an English breakfast is shiate. Full Irish breakfast is better than English too. So you don't have to go far from London to do better.


I've had a couple of good Full Irish breakfasts in Dublin and Cork and they were fine, except for the sausages. Someone needs to introduce the Europeans to Chappell Hill sausage. STAT!
 
2013-02-07 10:53:58 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
Thinking of making eggs "benedict" this weekend.

Might use country ham instead of canadian bacon.
 
2013-02-07 10:56:21 AM  
meh, maybe it could be nice... but i still prefer a new orleans breakfast/brunch
 
2013-02-07 10:57:34 AM  

swahnhennessy: calm like a bomb: swahnhennessy: You, too, can look bloated and red-faced! Start your day off with enough cholesterol to kill a horse. This after a night of drinking pints and having a fry fried curry, of course.


FTFY

Now we can both be right.


My name is Den Dennis. I am the rhythm guitar player for Bad News. My favorite food is curry...cuz it's open late at night.

/not obscure.
/we would have also accepted Rik's famous Friday night fry-up, rather than eating lard.

/obscure.
 
2013-02-07 10:58:22 AM  

Broktun: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 850x568]
Thinking of making eggs "benedict" this weekend.

Might use country ham instead of canadian bacon.


I had (and made) eggs benedict for the first time for Christmas breakfast. Goddamn is that some good stuff.
 
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