United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8133 times:
I know most Europeans have Continental Breakfast for their breakfast. But why? Do they eat less than Americans? I know you get croissants, cereals, orange juice/milk as well as tea for Continental Breakfast.
As for American Breakfast you get eggs, ham and bacon in addition to what you get at Continental Breakfast right?
What about English Breakfast? What is that? Guess its more full right?
Biggles20 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 8102 times:
The last really good English breakfast was at the Durrants Hotel in London, UK when my Dad was in country!
Plate had all the usual - egg (of your choice - I prefer scrambled), back-bacon, field mushroom, black-pudding, baked-beans, sausages, fried bread...absolutely gorgeous!
Meal also came with toast & spreads, tea, fresh-fruit juice, croissant and bowl of cereal before it all!
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7811 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 8068 times:
Is there such a thing as an American Breakfast????
I've never heard such a term and there is a lot of different ways that breakfast is set up in the states based on where you are eating it. Such as bacon vs. country sausage. Grits vs. oatmeal vs. hash browns. Pancakes are usually are part of it as well.
Personally I just think English Breakfast is just vile.
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LHMark From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 8023 times:
The American breakfast is usually a couple of eggs (any style) possibly pancakes, meat (usually bacon, ham, or corned beef hash), and potato (home fries or hash browns). It's unhealthy and gluttonous, like the ignorant fatsos who arrogantly try to order it in all parts of the world.
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The continental breakfast is a roll, a yogurt, and a coffee. it's unsatisfying and joyless, the breakfast equivalent of the attitudes coming out of Berlin, Paris, and Madrid these days. A smug breakfast for the self-rightoeus.
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The English breakfast is like the American breakfast, except less refined and fried in goose fat, then served on the wrong side of the table. Look what it does to your teeth.
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Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 7999 times:
The English Breakfast and American Breakfast are actually very similar. While you won't get the Puddings like you would in a typical English (or even Irish) Breakfast, you usually have some form of fatty meat, eggs, potatoes, and bread. Now there's also a variant of the American Breakfast as well, the Southern Breakfast. Eggs, sausage, bacon, or ham (sometimes all three), grits (Coarsely ground dried corn that is boiled in water. I like mine with butter and cheese.), and biscuits and gravy (usually made from the pan drippings left from the meat). The Southern Breakfast may contain potatoes, but it depends on where in the South you are; resturants like Waffle House and Cracker Barrel have potatoes as part of their breakfasts, but the typical Southerner doesn't usually cook potatoes unless they're not having grits. I've had a version of the English Breakfast at a local English pub here in Atlanta, and I just about always get it when I go there. Two eggs (any style), choice of sausage (or soysage for those vegetarians) or bacon, some chips, a crock of baked beans, and some toast. Wash that down with a few pints and you've got quite filling meal anytime of the day.
Jaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7931 times:
And which one is more full? American and English?
In San Francisco I had what I think was an American breakfast. Comparing it with an English breakfast, the English is definitely more filling - and tastier
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7916 times:
English and American are pretty much interchangeable. The biggest thing about them is that you tend not to hear an English breakfast called English in England, or an American breakfast called American in America. At least to a degree.
The differences such as they are tend to be more in line with what you would get in each country, so you would never get a steak in an English breakfast, but you might in an American, and you'd never get a black pudding in an American one, but you might in an English one. Other than, no real difference.
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