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2021-11-27 7:16:27 AM  
A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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2021-11-27 7:23:17 AM  
-1 for zero mention of kedgeree or kippers.
 
2021-11-27 7:33:07 AM  
Why do the beans in every picture of a Full English Breakfast look like something that flopped out of a can and is only fit to feed to kids.  Y'all need to up your baked beans game over there.
 
2021-11-27 7:36:51 AM  

tintar: -1 for zero mention of kedgeree or kippers.


"I won't be back for breakfast."
 
2021-11-27 7:53:59 AM  
Ehh, I'll have the Finnish

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2021-11-27 8:33:02 AM  
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2021-11-27 8:41:49 AM  

bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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I would happily go to town on either one.


/steel-cut oats this morning
 
2021-11-27 8:42:06 AM  

FarkingSmurf: Why do the beans in every picture of a Full English Breakfast look like something that flopped out of a can and is only fit to feed to kids.  Y'all need to up your baked beans game over there.


Because that's literally what they are, the English in America mail order them or go to World Market.

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It's kinda like Americans and cranberry sauce.....sure go ahead a make your fancy from scratch cranberry sauce.
But you MUST also have the canned stuff with the can ridges as an option.

The canned beans are such an iconic part of British life Anne Margaret flopped around on the floor in a flood of them in "Tommy"

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2021-11-27 8:42:50 AM  

bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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Needs bacon
 
2021-11-27 8:44:40 AM  

FarkingSmurf: Why do the beans in every picture of a Full English Breakfast look like something that flopped out of a can and is only fit to feed to kids.  Y'all need to up your baked beans game over there.


They're baked in canal water, with no flavorings, salt, or sugar.

Also, a Fry Up has enough calories and carbs to run a small steam ship for three hours, so while it's not an ideal meal today if you're just driving a desk for 8 hours, back when it was fuel to run a human being for a days' worth of back-breaking manual labor, it was a good start of your day.
 
2021-11-27 8:45:44 AM  

optikeye: Because that's literally what they are, the English in America mail order them or go to World Market.


Kroger sells them in their international foods section, along with Spotted Dick, and other assorted canned delicacies.
 
2021-11-27 8:47:33 AM  

tintar: -1 for zero mention of kedgeree or kippers.


Those are traditional breakfast items, but not part of a full English.
 
2021-11-27 8:57:56 AM  
The texmex breakfast has all the same ingredients plus one more thing: flavor.
 
2021-11-27 9:00:24 AM  
When I worked offshore I had an Australian for a boss and he would have toast with beans in tomato paste and cheese and often raw tomato slices on top like a little open faced sandwich.
We were on a Norwegian boat at the time so not exactly English breakfast but they had the blood sausage and all kinds of pickled bits was well. A very different breakfast from a 'Mercian one but still very satisfying.
I'd eat beans on toast any time.
 
2021-11-27 9:02:34 AM  
That article didn't explain what was in the older English breakfasts. That was annoying. I'm a huge fan of the full English or, preferred, really, full Irish and was curious to hear how they came to be. Disappointed. -1.
 
2021-11-27 9:11:46 AM  

markie_farkie: optikeye: Because that's literally what they are, the English in America mail order them or go to World Market.

Kroger sells them in their international foods section, along with Spotted Dick, and other assorted canned delicacies.


It's funny because the story goes that tinned baked beans were first in the UK at the upmarket London department store Fortnum and Mason as an imported American delicacy, so that's kind of gone full circle.
 
2021-11-27 9:12:51 AM  

Madison_Smiled: bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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I would happily go to town on either one.


/steel-cut oats this morning


Leftover italian sausage stuffing n cranberries.
 
2021-11-27 9:14:43 AM  

optikeye: FarkingSmurf: Why do the beans in every picture of a Full English Breakfast look like something that flopped out of a can and is only fit to feed to kids.  Y'all need to up your baked beans game over there.

Because that's literally what they are, the English in America mail order them or go to World Market.

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It's kinda like Americans and cranberry sauce.....sure go ahead a make your fancy from scratch cranberry sauce.
But you MUST also have the canned stuff with the can ridges as an option.

The canned beans are such an iconic part of British life Anne Margaret flopped around on the floor in a flood of them in "Tommy"

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Those Brit beans are awesome. If you've never tried them over a slice of whole grain toast and a fried egg or two you're missing one of life's great hangover cures.
 
2021-11-27 9:20:55 AM  
Good sausage, good rashers (no not your american bacon), beans, hash browns, black and white pudding, potato bread, toast, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, coffee.

/yes you should add eggs of some kind but I don't like eggs
 
2021-11-27 9:27:01 AM  

Gubbo: Good sausage, good rashers (no not your american bacon), beans, hash browns, black and white pudding, potato bread, toast, grilled tomato, sauteed mushrooms, coffee.

/yes you should add eggs of some kind but I don't like eggs


Good 'murican bacon is my preferred over any other jowely back nonsense.

/let that marinate
//or something
///seriously, thick cut apple wood ftw
 
2021-11-27 9:40:01 AM  

McGrits: The texmex breakfast has all the same ingredients plus one more thing: flavor.


Seasoned pinto beans are a vast improvement for starters.
 
2021-11-27 10:26:53 AM  
English breakfast needs less grilled tomato bullshait and more black pudding. And put away that toast cooling rack.

/Still not as deadly as an Irish fried bread breakfast.
 
2021-11-27 10:37:53 AM  
A "traditional" full English doesn't have British kedgeree or kippers, and blood sausage is suspect because Anglo Saxon Tradition. But it has tomato slices beans in tomato sauce and potatoes which didn't exist in Britain until the 16th century.
 
2021-11-27 10:39:24 AM  
I'll have the egg, bacon, sausage and SPAM.
 
2021-11-27 11:06:51 AM  

FarkingSmurf: Why do the beans in every picture of a Full English Breakfast look like something that flopped out of a can and is only fit to feed to kids.  Y'all need to up your baked beans game over there.


Never seen proper smoked brisket or ribs over there and their bacon is from the same cut as canadian bacon, so not sure how they can make the beans decent.
 
2021-11-27 11:13:09 AM  

anuran: A "traditional" full English doesn't have British kedgeree or kippers, and blood sausage is suspect because Anglo Saxon Tradition. But it has tomato slices beans in tomato sauce and potatoes which didn't exist in Britain until the 16th century.


I mostly saw potatoes at hotels that had more American guests. I don't think they're a traditional part of a mixed grill. Often they replace the puddings. I love potatoes, so I was ok with that. For years potatoes were associated with either fries and chips (not breakfast food) or wartime food shortages.

Whenever I was over there, the locals I'd be working with were aghast that someone would eat a full breakfast every day, but I looked forward to them.
 
2021-11-27 11:56:27 AM  
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2021-11-27 11:56:39 AM  

aaronx: That article didn't explain what was in the older English breakfasts. That was annoying. I'm a huge fan of the full English or, preferred, really, full Irish and was curious to hear how they came to be. Disappointed. -1.


Near the very bottom of the article:

"As we mentioned earlier, we stuck to the 'common' ingredients in our description of the English breakfast, but traditionally it contained much more than those commonly found ingredients. But these days it is hard to find these traditional and hard to cook breakfast ingredients being served.
If you wanted to be more decadent and treat yourself, you can add bone marrow, pork crackling, a huge pork chop and and home made baked beans to make a truly full English breakfast feast.

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For the connoisseur of the traditional English breakfast, the regional differences in the pork ingredients add variety into the tradition, but if you wanted to add even more tradition, try adding Anglo Saxon dishes like baked halibut steaks, fried whiting, stewed figs, pheasant legs, collared tongue, kidneys on toast, sausages with fried bread, pigs cheek and Melton pork pie to your spread."
 
2021-11-27 12:10:22 PM  

FloridaWombat: aaronx: That article didn't explain what was in the older English breakfasts. That was annoying. I'm a huge fan of the full English or, preferred, really, full Irish and was curious to hear how they came to be. Disappointed. -1.

Near the very bottom of the article:

"As we mentioned earlier, we stuck to the 'common' ingredients in our description of the English breakfast, but traditionally it contained much more than those commonly found ingredients. But these days it is hard to find these traditional and hard to cook breakfast ingredients being served.
If you wanted to be more decadent and treat yourself, you can add bone marrow, pork crackling, a huge pork chop and and home made baked beans to make a truly full English breakfast feast.

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For the connoisseur of the traditional English breakfast, the regional differences in the pork ingredients add variety into the tradition, but if you wanted to add even more tradition, try adding Anglo Saxon dishes like baked halibut steaks, fried whiting, stewed figs, pheasant legs, collared tongue, kidneys on toast, sausages with fried bread, pigs cheek and Melton pork pie to your spread."


I always see marrow on a plate and think it'll be good. Then I have some and its gamey and liverish and gross. Am I doing it wrong?
 
2021-11-27 12:26:13 PM  

Short Victoria's War: Ehh, I'll have the Finnish

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All also accept whiskey or rum.
 
2021-11-27 1:02:00 PM  

NINEv2: FloridaWombat: aaronx: That article didn't explain what was in the older English breakfasts. That was annoying. I'm a huge fan of the full English or, preferred, really, full Irish and was curious to hear how they came to be. Disappointed. -1.

Near the very bottom of the article:

"As we mentioned earlier, we stuck to the 'common' ingredients in our description of the English breakfast, but traditionally it contained much more than those commonly found ingredients. But these days it is hard to find these traditional and hard to cook breakfast ingredients being served.
If you wanted to be more decadent and treat yourself, you can add bone marrow, pork crackling, a huge pork chop and and home made baked beans to make a truly full English breakfast feast.

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For the connoisseur of the traditional English breakfast, the regional differences in the pork ingredients add variety into the tradition, but if you wanted to add even more tradition, try adding Anglo Saxon dishes like baked halibut steaks, fried whiting, stewed figs, pheasant legs, collared tongue, kidneys on toast, sausages with fried bread, pigs cheek and Melton pork pie to your spread."

I always see marrow on a plate and think it'll be good. Then I have some and its gamey and liverish and gross. Am I doing it wrong?


Marrow is where blood cells are created, so it's going to have that somewhat iron taste that people associate with liver, even if it's been soaked overnight.  As for a gamey taste... it will be a stronger flavor, but something is wrong if it's on the level of "am I eating stewed woodchuck assholes here?".  Well cooked marrow will also still have a slightly gelled texture when roasted that spreads on toast points well; it's fatty meat butter at that point.
 
2021-11-27 1:12:57 PM  

FloridaWombat: Marrow is where blood cells are created, so it's going to have that somewhat iron taste that people associate with liver, even if it's been soaked overnight.  As for a gamey taste... it will be a stronger flavor, but something is wrong if it's on the level of "am I eating stewed woodchuck assholes here?".  Well cooked marrow will also still have a slightly gelled texture when roasted that spreads on toast points well; it's fatty meat butter at that point.


Marrow usually has a bit of veggie flavor I thought

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2021-11-27 1:26:31 PM  

FloridaWombat: NINEv2: FloridaWombat: aaronx: That article didn't explain what was in the older English breakfasts. That was annoying. I'm a huge fan of the full English or, preferred, really, full Irish and was curious to hear how they came to be. Disappointed. -1.

Near the very bottom of the article:

"As we mentioned earlier, we stuck to the 'common' ingredients in our description of the English breakfast, but traditionally it contained much more than those commonly found ingredients. But these days it is hard to find these traditional and hard to cook breakfast ingredients being served.
If you wanted to be more decadent and treat yourself, you can add bone marrow, pork crackling, a huge pork chop and and home made baked beans to make a truly full English breakfast feast.

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For the connoisseur of the traditional English breakfast, the regional differences in the pork ingredients add variety into the tradition, but if you wanted to add even more tradition, try adding Anglo Saxon dishes like baked halibut steaks, fried whiting, stewed figs, pheasant legs, collared tongue, kidneys on toast, sausages with fried bread, pigs cheek and Melton pork pie to your spread."

I always see marrow on a plate and think it'll be good. Then I have some and its gamey and liverish and gross. Am I doing it wrong?

Marrow is where blood cells are created, so it's going to have that somewhat iron taste that people associate with liver, even if it's been soaked overnight.  As for a gamey taste... it will be a stronger flavor, but something is wrong if it's on the level of "am I eating stewed woodchuck assholes here?".  Well cooked marrow will also still have a slightly gelled texture when roasted that spreads on toast points well; it's fatty meat butter at that point.


It's not the iron flavor that I find unappealing, or the texture. Then again I've never had it soaked, just cracked the bones myself.
 
2021-11-27 1:47:40 PM  

FloridaWombat: "am I eating stewed woodchuck assholes here?"


As a Florida Wombat, I have to assume you have experience with eating woodchuck ass.
 
2021-11-27 1:48:29 PM  

FarkingSmurf: Why do the beans in every picture of a Full English Breakfast look like something that flopped out of a can and is only fit to feed to kids.  Y'all need to up your baked beans game over there.


And hash browns are dismissed as "filler." Exhibit #1074 in Why British Cuisine Has The Reputation It Does.
 
2021-11-27 1:56:34 PM  

omg bbq: When I worked offshore I had an Australian for a boss and he would have toast with beans in tomato paste and cheese and often raw tomato slices on top like a little open faced sandwich.
We were on a Norwegian boat at the time so not exactly English breakfast but they had the blood sausage and all kinds of pickled bits was well. A very different breakfast from a 'Mercian one but still very satisfying.
I'd eat beans on toast any time.


Yeah, beans are under rated.  For instance, you don't usually see beans in a breakfast burrito.  Hell, sometimes Huevos Rancheros doesn't contain beans.  They are a good addition to most any Mexican dish.
Also, I guess those Heinz beans in the can they have over in England apparently have less sugar, and a completely different flavor profile from this:
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2021-11-27 1:59:10 PM  

ski9600: omg bbq: When I worked offshore I had an Australian for a boss and he would have toast with beans in tomato paste and cheese and often raw tomato slices on top like a little open faced sandwich.
We were on a Norwegian boat at the time so not exactly English breakfast but they had the blood sausage and all kinds of pickled bits was well. A very different breakfast from a 'Mercian one but still very satisfying.
I'd eat beans on toast any time.

Yeah, beans are under rated.  For instance, you don't usually see beans in a breakfast burrito.  Hell, sometimes Huevos Rancheros doesn't contain beans.  They are a good addition to most any Mexican dish.
Also, I guess those Heinz beans in the can they have over in England apparently have less sugar, and a completely different flavor profile from this:
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Think of the blue can as beans in spaghetti Os sauce. Sounds gross. It isn't.
 
2021-11-27 2:54:32 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: FarkingSmurf: Why do the beans in every picture of a Full English Breakfast look like something that flopped out of a can and is only fit to feed to kids.  Y'all need to up your baked beans game over there.

And hash browns are dismissed as "filler." Exhibit #1074 in Why British Cuisine Has The Reputation It Does.


One of my favorite random Twitter comments:  "The British are the only ones who can't credibly make fun of American culture, but they keep trying."
 
2021-11-27 2:54:56 PM  

McGrits: The texmex breakfast has all the same ingredients plus one more thing: flavor.


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2021-11-27 3:02:15 PM  

iron de havilland: tintar: -1 for zero mention of kedgeree or kippers.

Those are traditional breakfast items, but not part of a full English.


anuran: A "traditional" full English doesn't have British kedgeree or kippers, and blood sausage is suspect because Anglo Saxon Tradition. But it has tomato slices beans in tomato sauce and potatoes which didn't exist in Britain until the 16th century.


well sure, we all know that. but... TFA kept bangin' on half the time about landed gentry, country houses, hunting, fancy personal chefs, that sort of thing - and positing it's part of the basis for the meal - so they at least could have said, "btw, here are common/usual items from those breakfasts that didn't make it into the modern version"
 
2021-11-27 3:06:10 PM  
FloridaWombat: "...if you wanted to add even more tradition, try adding Anglo Saxon dishes like baked halibut steaks, fried whiting, stewed figs, pheasant legs, collared tongue, kidneys on toast, sausages with fried bread, pigs cheek and Melton pork pie to your spread."

ah fair play, so they did in fact mention some of the traditional stuff.
 
2021-11-27 3:10:13 PM  

bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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that looks pretty good.

but is it a serving for one? how can ANYONE eat 10+ pieces of bread at any meal of the day? do israelis possess infinity tummies?
 
2021-11-27 3:39:53 PM  

luna1580: bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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that looks pretty good.

but is it a serving for one? how can ANYONE eat 10+ pieces of bread at any meal of the day? do israelis possess infinity tummies?


Holdover from a time when food was scarce, most people did hard physical work, Jews were poor, and bread was the way of getting the 5-6000 calories a day they needed to function.
 
2021-11-27 3:47:29 PM  

anuran: luna1580: bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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that looks pretty good.

but is it a serving for one? how can ANYONE eat 10+ pieces of bread at any meal of the day? do israelis possess infinity tummies?

Holdover from a time when food was scarce, most people did hard physical work, Jews were poor, and bread was the way of getting the 5-6000 calories a day they needed to function.


sure, sure. that tends to be a worldwide thing. but why are they STILL serving it with that much bread? doesn't that just lead to more garbage and food waste? even if the customers are not poor now and don't mind wasting money, it seems like like deliberate food waste it unethical. when anyone does it.
 
2021-11-27 4:04:48 PM  

luna1580: anuran: luna1580: bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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that looks pretty good.

but is it a serving for one? how can ANYONE eat 10+ pieces of bread at any meal of the day? do israelis possess infinity tummies?

Holdover from a time when food was scarce, most people did hard physical work, Jews were poor, and bread was the way of getting the 5-6000 calories a day they needed to function.

sure, sure. that tends to be a worldwide thing. but why are they STILL serving it with that much bread? doesn't that just lead to more garbage and food waste? even if the customers are not poor now and don't mind wasting money, it seems like like deliberate food waste it unethical. when anyone does it.


Dunno. All I can say is that that's how my grandparents were. My parents' generation didn't eat that way. My generation doesn't. The next doesn't. Bread as bread is still very important, but nobody I know eats that much of it anymore.
 
2021-11-27 6:00:26 PM  

luna1580: bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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that looks pretty good.

but is it a serving for one? how can ANYONE eat 10+ pieces of bread at any meal of the day? do israelis possess infinity tummies?


You should've seen the size of the plate the dudes in South Africa would put down. Holy shiat.
 
2021-11-27 6:47:27 PM  

luna1580: but is it a serving for one? how can ANYONE eat 10+ pieces of bread at any meal of the day? do israelis possess infinity tummies?


The bread (to me) is now mainly just meant as a serving mechanism for the sides in the small dishes (cheese, avocado, etc). No one uses all the bread, I think.

(I'm low carb now.)
 
2021-11-27 6:50:28 PM  

bostonguy: The bread (to me) is now mainly just meant as a serving mechanism for the sides in the small dishes


Sorry, "delivery mechanism" might be more accurate.
 
2021-11-27 6:55:13 PM  

luna1580: but is it a serving for one?


The traditional Israeli meal cycle is sort of the opposite of the American one. A HUGE breakfast (though only eggs, dairy, and vegetables) with a medium-sized meat lunch and a smallish dinner. (Meat is served only at lunch and maybe dinner because Jews don't traditionally mix meat and dairy in the same meal.)

I believe it goes back to the farming / kibbutz nature of early Israel. People had huge breakfasts to give them the energy to get them through the day, like farmers elsewhere. Personally, I like it. The best science seems to say that eating less later in the day is a good way to keep from gaining weight.
 
2021-11-27 9:05:21 PM  

bostonguy: A full Israeli breakfast in all its (healthier) glory.

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We always called this a French breakfast...

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