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The Full Monty

Yes, the Full Monty, ah English Breakfast.

Time has eroded the English breakfast, I don’t necessarily mean temporally, rather our lifestyles. Today we don’t have the time to make an English breakfast. With both Mum and Dad off to work, it’s tea/coffee and toast and off…

The value of an English breakfast cannot be surpassed. In today’s world of the obese, it is dangerous because our sedentary lifestyles have made it so. We are not active during the day or the evening any more, not active enough to burn off the calorific intake that an English breakfast provides.

Bliss for me is a full English breakfast

Just look at that plate, from the grilled tomatoes (I prefer fried), clockwise, bacon, blackpudding, mushrooms, toast, baked beans and bangers (sausage) with perfectly fried eggs in the middle. This is the perfect breakfast.

With the demise of family life and the disappearance of the English breakfast the kids of today have no idea what food is. Hamburgers, hot-dogs and pizza is all kids understand today; they believe that anything that involves washing the dishes is not food.

Read this article on The Guardian about the essentials and how-to of the full English breakfast.

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5 responses

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  3. There are some great pics on your site, love the coffee grinder and the English breakfast looks so tasty!


    April 16, 2012 at 12:43 am

  4. vilgessuola

    You make me nostalgic, AV. I haven’t had a full English breakfast since I got back from Greece… These days I go for the high-fibre cereal and fresh fruit. I do occasionally have kippers, the healthier alternative English breakfast, although good ones are not easy to find and bad ones are bloody revolting. The full-on EB is best cooked and washed up by someone else, I find, and so living alone, I rarely have one.


    April 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    • @vilges, hit the spot, did I? Occasionally, I make a half-hearted attempt to appease the taste buds and feel all the better for it. High-fibre, OMG how disgusting and I’m not a fan of kippers. Cooked and washed up by someone else, that point I quite agree with.



      April 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

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