For the Love of Brunch
Brunches are a great invention for several reasons. They don’t take place so early that you are either too sleepy to enjoy them or not hungry yet. It’s the perfect time slot between waking up and lunchtime, when you still have enough left of the day to savour the feeling that you just have time to enjoy yourself. You get your breakfast-time nutritional boost and by the time you finish, lunch is usually taken care of as well.
The majority of my brunching experiences have taken place in Hamburg, a lovely city on the river Elbe in the North of Germany. Hamburg boasts many cafes for any taste and budget. There is a special kind of coziness to some of them, plus the typical local mix of polite Hamburg-style discretion and engaging familiarity among its clientele and staff. Judging by the crowds that flock to the citys’ cafes on weekends, this is a successful way to handle things.
Statistics on food will show you not only the main trends in the development of the food industry, but also how people relate to food over the years. Nutrition has long since become a mainstream topic. We continuously strive to pay attention not only to what we eat, but how. And in this respect brunching is important, because it gives us the opportunity for a relaxed morning meal that combines the best parts of breakfast and the better parts of lunch. And there’s no denying that morning meals are important. Plus there’s just something undeniably beautiful to me in the idea that I can get full on a meal involving croissants.
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