Become a brunch aficionado with our quick guide to help you make the most out of the most fun meal of the day. Brunch. It's good for just about any occasion; birthdays, baby showers, a Mother's Day outing, or the morning after an evening out where a regular 8am breakfast just isn't on in the cards.
Whatever the reason for it, a good brunch experience with loved ones can be a joyous event, and with April marking National Brunch Month, we want to equip you with the knowledge that will help you craft a brunch to be proud of. By having a few brunch recipe favorites onto hand and knowing which drinks complement each dish, you can upgrade your brunch skills and never look back.
Brunch is a meal that combines elements of breakfast and lunch and is often enjoyed during late morning or early afternoon. The origins of this popular meal are thought to go back to 19th-century England, where Guy Beringer coined the term ‘brunch’ to describe a social, late-morning breakfast on a Sunday that followed a morning hunt. By the 1920s and 1930s, thanks to its convenience, brunch had been popularized in North America, and by the middle of the century, food and drink now synonymous with brunch, such as eggs benedict, waffles, and mimosas, had been established. Today, brunch is a popular indulgence worldwide, particularly in urban areas of North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, and East Asia.
Brunch is often associated with dining out, but you can also stir up a mouth-watering late-morning meal from the comfort of your own home. There is no 'wrong' brunch to serve up to your family and friends, but there are a few favorites associated with this meal that you may want to consider to help you tick all the right boxes for your guests:
So you have a good idea of some of the most popular food and drink options you can include with your brunch. Now to decide what pairs together to make the whole meal come together seamlessly, enhancing all individual components in the process.