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September 16, 2009 1:49 AM   Subscribe

The £10 breakfast. Why is it £10? Because there is ten of everything.

Maybe it's the British version of the KFC Double Down.
posted by mippy (103 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
I eat a lot of food, and breakfast is my favorite meal. This is me telling you that this is a pointless breakfast.

Get rid of the beans and tomatoes and I could split this with a friend. Oh, right, that wouldn't look as manly.
posted by creasy boy at 1:59 AM on September 16, 2009


I wouldn't mind America managing to export some of its gluttony if it meant we had less of it here.
posted by BrotherCaine at 2:03 AM on September 16, 2009


What comes after the starters? I mean, there are pancakes, right?
posted by chavenet at 2:04 AM on September 16, 2009 [4 favorites]


This looks good, if you're ten people.
posted by vanar sena at 2:06 AM on September 16, 2009


Eat it all in 20 mins without a drink to wash it down with and you get it free die painfully.
posted by mek at 2:29 AM on September 16, 2009


My three-year-old son would have a damn good go at that. He lives for sausages.
posted by le morte de bea arthur at 2:35 AM on September 16, 2009


Eat it all in 20 mins without a drink to wash it down with and you get it free die painfully see it all again real soon.

As a guy who's eaten his share of full breakfasts, no.
posted by pupdog at 2:36 AM on September 16, 2009


Gain 10 pounds for £10.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:46 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


You see? This is why we refuse to adopt the metric system.
posted by darksasami at 2:57 AM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


I think the sausages would be the killer for me - caff sausages are always minging. Also: what no chips?!
posted by patricio at 3:01 AM on September 16, 2009


Chips for breakfast? Are you some sort of sicko?
posted by cillit bang at 3:02 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


As sausages from a greasy spoon go those don't look too bad. Not sure I want ten of them though.
posted by vbfg at 3:09 AM on September 16, 2009


I think if they served this on a turntable, family-style, I might go for it. Well, for a couple of the sausages, anyway, and my friends could help themselves to the rest. Really, this should easily feed three or four fairly hungry folks, eh.
posted by maxwelton at 3:21 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


This looks like a fivefold version of the "full English breakfast" that appears on menus here--which, as my wife and I discovered last year, is not so much a feature as a threat.

The fried bread at least would have been all right if they'd changed the oil since Thatcher...
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 3:29 AM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


I'd actually travel to Bolton for this, all 200 miles. Then you could just roll me home.
posted by mahke at 3:32 AM on September 16, 2009


You see, it's deceptive. You think by the look of the tray that it's hard, really hard, to eat all that in 20 minutes. But you'll give it a go, because you're game. And it actually goes well, by 17 minutes you're putting away the last of the black pudding, and the sausages seem to have settled - you'll thankfully not be seeing them again. It's over, you've done it, you've eaten everything. You're champion you, you've trained hard over the years with your mum as your coach, and it's finally paid off. You're the King of Bolton!

But wait! What's that? It's a plate of toast you've forgotten; ten rounds of toast.

You take a bite from the first round, and it's cold and soggy. The feel in your mouth takes you back to all the times when you've been ill, when you had a couple of days off school or work because you were sick. You had nothing but lucozade and toast for two days because you couldn't keep ote down. Even then, you couldn't make it through a round of toast without putting it aside for half hour. Slowly slowly slowly you ate that toast, and it got colder and soggier as you went on. If you ate it too quickly though, you would be seeing it again. The sick in your mouth tastes of nothing when all you've been eating is toast. Nothing, of course, except for the lucozade you've been drinking along with it. Lucozade, aaah, wouldn't you like some of that now?

Best finish the other nine rounds of toast first, and try not to think of the sick.
posted by Sova at 3:35 AM on September 16, 2009 [15 favorites]


I started trying to work out how cheap each ingredient would have to be in order for this to make any economic sense for the cafe. Those have to be rat sausages.
posted by The Ultimate Olympian at 3:36 AM on September 16, 2009 [4 favorites]


They're actually shorting customers on the toast. Everyone knows "a round of toast" means two slices, so by rights there should be twenty slices. I only see ten. That's obviously how they keep the price to a tenner.
posted by chavenet at 3:41 AM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


The "joke" of putting way too much animal fat in in your face was pretty played out by around the 8th or 9th season of the Simpsons. Anyone eating this is eating it ironically and why the fuck would you eat ironically?
posted by creasy boy at 3:48 AM on September 16, 2009 [5 favorites]


"full English breakfast"

Sounds like a euphemism for something naughty, similar to "the Full Monty."

"Oh, 'e gave you the full English Breakfast did 'e? Betcha liked the sausage, no?"
posted by explosion at 3:52 AM on September 16, 2009 [7 favorites]


I started trying to work out how cheap each ingredient would have to be in order for this to make any economic sense for the cafe. Those have to be rat sausages.

Hmmm. At catering prices it must be possible, but no, those are not Lincolnshire sausages with a hint of apple. The best thing about that breakfast, though, is that it is served not on a plate but straight onto the tray. There is no plate big enough!

I could happily eat five slices of toast with a tin of chopped tomatoes. Comfort food at its best.
posted by mippy at 3:56 AM on September 16, 2009


The world needs more stuff like this because over-consumption couldn't possibly hurt us or be detrimental to the world around us. Right?

Gluttony stopped being cute way too long ago; it just makes you look like another selfish asshole in a Hummer.
posted by belvidere at 4:03 AM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


"Oh, 'e gave you the full English Breakfast did 'e? Betcha liked the sausage, no?"

This must be from the 18 certificate version of Mary Poppins because in my head I heard it said by Dick van Dyke... (which is a porn star name any way you look at it).

To avoid the toast overload Sova mentioned you'd just wrap each sausage in a bit of soggy cold toast (mmmm) and away you go...
posted by itsjustanalias at 4:03 AM on September 16, 2009


That's awesome. I was looking to die prematurely from a heart attack but didn't fancy spending a lot of cash or wasting a lot of time eating doughnuts and drinking beer.
posted by MuffinMan at 4:15 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Only five slices of black pudding...

No tea to wash it down is the real killer though.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:18 AM on September 16, 2009


Sounds like a euphemism for something naughty, similar to "the Full Monty."

Full Monty means everything. It meant a real full English breakfast to me long before it meant getting your tackle out on stage.
posted by vbfg at 4:21 AM on September 16, 2009


And I'm guessing about 5000 calories. Which is a bit mental.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 4:23 AM on September 16, 2009


It reminds me of the "Skip's Scramble" from Arrested Development. Remembering back to my days in London... yeah, there were some hangovers where I might have ordered this, but only to share with a couple other people.
posted by web-goddess at 4:25 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


A young man walks in to a talent agent's office in Hollywood and says he's looking for work. The agent asks him what he can do, and the young man sings a song and does a dance routine with some clever patter. He's really quite talented.

The agent says, "You're pretty good, kid. Tell me, what's your name?"

"Penis Von Lesbian."

"What? That's a terrible name! You're going to have to change it if you ever want to work in this town."

"Forget it. It's a family name and I'm not changing it for anybody. So long." And the kid walks out.

Ten years later, the agent gets a letter in the mail. Inside the envelope is a check for ten thousand dollars. The letter reads:

Thank you for giving me the best advice I've ever received. You were absolutely right about my name. Once I changed it, I started getting lots of work and I'm doing pretty well now. Consider this check a token of my appreciation. Thank you again.

Sincerely,
Dick Van Dyke

posted by Faint of Butt at 4:39 AM on September 16, 2009 [29 favorites]


A young man walks in to a talent...

What does that joke have to do with fat fucks?
posted by digsrus at 4:46 AM on September 16, 2009


Sounds like a euphemism for something naughty, similar to "the Full Monty."

Everything sounds like a euphemism in England. I think it's the accents.

"Gave me the full English breakfast, he did, then brought home a box of washing-up powder by way of the Swindon roundabout." Phwoar!
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 4:47 AM on September 16, 2009 [7 favorites]


I am disappointed that they do not count out 10 baked beans.

I never eat the toast when I order a full English.
posted by Helga-woo at 4:49 AM on September 16, 2009


be still my heart.
posted by tokidoki at 4:55 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Four mates, £2.50 a head for brekky, job done.
posted by Happy Dave at 5:18 AM on September 16, 2009


Who's the nancy-boy who didn't eat his black pudding?
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:19 AM on September 16, 2009


Why is it £10? Because there is ten of everything.

It's 10 eggs, 10 bacon, 10 sausage, 10 toast, 5 black puddings


DECA-FAIL
posted by Horace Rumpole at 5:19 AM on September 16, 2009 [8 favorites]


I think the sausages would be the killer for me - caff sausages are always minging.

You sure get your daily allowance of sawdust and intestine with this offer.
posted by fire&wings at 5:21 AM on September 16, 2009


My first thought wasn't "only 5?" but rather "pudding is countable?"
posted by danb at 5:21 AM on September 16, 2009 [6 favorites]


Those dudes are going to need their shit rescued.
posted by jquinby at 5:44 AM on September 16, 2009


caff sausages are always minging.

Translation?
posted by emelenjr at 5:49 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dear England,

Beans are not breakfast food. And please don't get me started on the black "pudding".

Love,

America
posted by tommasz at 5:51 AM on September 16, 2009 [5 favorites]


Can I admit that I sort of like squidgy, low-quality sausages at breakfast?
posted by uncleozzy at 5:55 AM on September 16, 2009


I couldn't imagine eating all that! I have this place around the corner where they make some of the best omelets ever. These omelets have 3 eggs, a ton of diced ham, sausage, onions, tomato, cheese, peppers, hash browns, and served with 2 rounds (I learned a new breakfast term :>) ) of toast. The thing is the size of a football and I can barely finish it off. So when comparing it to the tray of food served here... there is no way on Earth I would get a free meal from this place.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 5:56 AM on September 16, 2009


I thought the constitution and the Magna Carta allowed for no "cruel and unusual" punishment.
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 5:57 AM on September 16, 2009


caff sausages are always minging.

Translation?

The sausages you get in cafes are always horrible.
posted by Summer at 6:00 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


10£ is also the amount of weight you will add if you eat the whole thing.
posted by BlueMetal at 6:12 AM on September 16, 2009


Maybe it's the British version of the KFC Double Down.

Double down? It sounds like it's all in!
posted by mazola at 6:13 AM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dear England,

Beans are not breakfast food. And please don't get me started on the black "pudding".

Love,

America


This from the country that thinks bacon, syrup and pancakes go together?
posted by Happy Dave at 6:20 AM on September 16, 2009 [13 favorites]


Mmmm sausages. I adore English sausages and I haven't had any for over 10 years. There is something very different about them because I don't much care for American sausages. Is it the seasoning? The filler? Whatever it is, I used to be able to buy them from the Shamrock and Thistle-- a specialty grocery store in So. Calif-- and I happily paid an outrageous sum for a tiny, frozen bundle of imported sausages. But alas, I moved. Now, short of a trip to the UK I can foresee no lovely English Sausages for me.

And NO I do not mean penises-- I am deliriously happy with my husband's American penis. Although, come to think of it, he is Scots-Irish.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:23 AM on September 16, 2009


Bacon, syrup and pancakes do go together. But beans are ok for breakfast, especially Huevos Rancheros.
posted by BrotherCaine at 6:24 AM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


This meal is the only good thing you'll find in Bolton.
posted by parmanparman at 6:26 AM on September 16, 2009


Only in Americ....oh wait...
posted by samsara at 6:27 AM on September 16, 2009


Overthinking a plate of beans, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, black puddings, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:30 AM on September 16, 2009 [5 favorites]


The local newspaper obviously love this place...

Damian Field from Guinness World Records said: “I can confirm that the largest commercially available English breakfast weighs 2.893 kg (6 lb 6 oz) and is available for £10.95 on the menu at Mario's Cafe Bar, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, UK. This record was awarded on the June 2.”
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 6:34 AM on September 16, 2009


I thought the constitution and the Magna Carta allowed for no "cruel and unusual" punishment.

Well, they do say it's not worth the paper it's not written on.
posted by kersplunk at 6:42 AM on September 16, 2009


Chips for breakfast? Are you some sort of sicko?

Chips are a vital part of the breakfast - as per the blog and book.
posted by patricio at 6:44 AM on September 16, 2009


Happy Dave: "This from the country that thinks bacon, syrup and pancakes go together?"

This is proof that the British have no tastebuds. /ethnocentrism
posted by mccarty.tim at 6:46 AM on September 16, 2009


This thread is not complete without a link to This Is Why You're Fat.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 6:48 AM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


Dear America,

We will stop eating beans at breakfast if you, in return, will start making tea with just-boiled* water.

Love,

The UK

*time between boiling water and introducing to tea leaves should be under 2 seconds.
posted by iso_bars at 6:53 AM on September 16, 2009 [2 favorites]


> Ah. An English to english translator.
posted by device55 at 6:58 AM on September 16, 2009


Overthinking a plate of beans, eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, black puddings, tomatoes, and mushrooms.

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posted by device55 at 7:01 AM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


Chips for breakfast? Are you some sort of sicko?

Chips are a vital part of the breakfast - as per the blog and book.

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posted by Not Supplied at 7:01 AM on September 16, 2009


Faint of Butt,

Your Penis Von Lesbian joke has got to be the stupidest I've ever heard.
Just brilliant.
posted by Jody Tresidder at 7:05 AM on September 16, 2009


We will stop eating beans at breakfast if you, in return, will start making tea with just-boiled* water.

Only if you'll stop making coffee with just-boiled water.

Oh, and send more real ale. I promise I won't drink it at just-above-freezing.
posted by eriko at 7:10 AM on September 16, 2009


I shall remain silent on the virtues of proper bacon over that odd crispy rectangular stuff you call 'bacon' in the US.
posted by Happy Dave at 7:11 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


I shall remain silent on the virtues of proper bacon over that odd crispy rectangular stuff you call 'bacon' in the US.

I have a postcard, tacked to the fridge, that I purchased on my last trip to London which features a full breakfast.

Every time I see that picture of that horrible clown parody of bacon I think "that's not bacon, it's shitty ham."
posted by device55 at 7:19 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Dear America,

We will stop eating beans at breakfast if you, in return, will start making tea with just-boiled* water.

Love,

The UK

*time between boiling water and introducing to tea leaves should be under 2 seconds.
posted by iso_bars at 6:53 AM on September 16 [+] [!]


Dear UK,

Thank you for the just boiled tea instructions. We will put it to good use next time we all get together and have tea. Personally this sounds a lot better than our original method of chucking crates of the stuff into the bay area.

Thx

America

PS Next time we make apple pie we'll make sure to save you a slice.
posted by Mastercheddaar at 7:22 AM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


Chips for breakfast? Are you some sort of sicko?

The only food/meal that doesn't need to come with chips is chips. And that's only because you should get enough chips by just ordering chips.
posted by slimepuppy at 7:24 AM on September 16, 2009 [8 favorites]


And I'm guessing about 5000 calories. Which is a bit mental.

Hrmm did a quick calculation using caloriecount, you're pretty close come to think of it:

Eggs - ~90 per x10 - 900
Sausage - ~150 per x10 - 1500 (unsure of this one for 4" links..varies a lot)
Bacon - ~50 per x10 - 500
Buttered Toast - ~100 per x10 - 1000
Black Pudding (40g) - ~100 per x5 - 500

Total ~4400 + a few 100 or so for the tomatoes, mushrooms, etc
posted by samsara at 7:30 AM on September 16, 2009


Someone needs to tell this guy.
posted by MrMoonPie at 7:32 AM on September 16, 2009


I like a full Irish wherever and whenever I can get it, and at first I was thinking that I probably could do this with an empty stomach and a not-too-bad hangover. But all that toast? In under 20 minutes? No drink? That's just cruel. I'll leave it to the competitive eating pros.
posted by Halloween Jack at 7:46 AM on September 16, 2009


Next time we make apple pie we'll make sure to save you a slice.

Remember to ask the Dutch for their recipe.
posted by vbfg at 7:51 AM on September 16, 2009


I adore all breakfast customs, both British and American. So there.
posted by Summer at 7:58 AM on September 16, 2009


Is it just me or does all UK food seem to be designed to either be eaten when drunk or when hungover.
posted by octothorpe at 8:01 AM on September 16, 2009


Did you say 10 pounds?! That's a bargain, I'll take one.
posted by Meatbomb at 8:10 AM on September 16, 2009


Is it just me or does all UK food seem to be designed to either be eaten when drunk or when hungover.

Feature, not bug.
posted by generichuman at 8:13 AM on September 16, 2009 [7 favorites]


when drunk or when hungover

When in the unfortunate position of being in neither of these states, a true Englishman has only one priority, and it isn't eating.
posted by cillit bang at 8:28 AM on September 16, 2009 [3 favorites]


octothorpe: "Is it just me or does all UK food seem to be designed to either be eaten when drunk or when hungover."

Well, this seems to be Scottish, not English, but still...
posted by PontifexPrimus at 8:36 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


One time I went to a place and ordered eggs with sausage, they didn't give me any syrup, I was waiting for my surly waitress to come back so I could ask for syrup.

I tried the sausages, somehow they had the syrup INSIDE OF THEM! ALREADY!
posted by kathrineg at 8:46 AM on September 16, 2009


Next time we make apple pie we'll make sure to save you a slice.

Remember to ask the Dutch for their recipe.


This is why food in the USA is so, so good. UK, I always am standing up for your food, but you're just wrong about the bacon.
posted by MNDZ at 8:48 AM on September 16, 2009


We will stop eating beans at breakfast if you, in return, will start making tea with just-boiled* water.

Everyone knows you make tea by dumping some tea bags in a glass gallon jar, filling it with cold water, and then leaving it out in the sun on the deck all day. *

It's bacterialicious!



* Just making iced tea in my dorm in Norwich horrified my fellow students. I think "sun tea" would have caused some sort of riot.
posted by freecellwizard at 9:00 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Beans are not breakfast food.

I cannot believe such a blasphemy has entered the thread. I can understand someone finding chips for breakfast an oddity. But beans? Lovely nutritious beans? Get thee the fuck out of here. Beans are a vital breakfast food. My husband is someone who freaks the hell out at the thought of omitting rice and eating more than half a potato in a meal and if he has no qualms about beans on toast for breakfast with a nice cup of PG Tips (I packed a big box of 200+ bags in my suitcase when I emigrated), then you are clearly wrong.

This thread makes me miss the homeland :(
posted by saturnine at 9:02 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


All of you who don't like a full English (full Irish around my way, but let's be fair) are buggin', that is a proper breakfast. I'm not eating that enormous tray of it, but still, best breakfast!1!1!

Although I have to say I generally encounter bullshit fried eggs - in evidence in the picture - Jesus wept, ease up a little English breakfast short order cooks, you don't to fry 'em till they scream.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:08 AM on September 16, 2009


Oh God, I'm so hungry right now.
posted by Divine_Wino at 9:12 AM on September 16, 2009


Goodness.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 9:14 AM on September 16, 2009


Anyone eating this is eating it ironically?

You've never been to Bolton, have you?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:16 AM on September 16, 2009 [6 favorites]


I've been up all night and now, in the true fashion of someone who's been awake far too long, this looks suspiciously good. Too much food for me personally, but as far as content goes...

It's off to the grocery for me!

All-nighters are made for greasy breakfasts. I'm just surprised I didn't think of it before 10am.

@samsara: It'd be more than that. 90 calories is an egg, not a fried egg. Once you throw in all the oil/butter/etc things have been cooked in, I bet that's comfortably over 5000.
posted by larkspur at 9:21 AM on September 16, 2009


Now I really, really, really want toast and sausages. Damn it, Metafilter!
posted by bitter-girl.com at 9:21 AM on September 16, 2009


Bah, call me when someone eats ten KFC DoubleDowns.
posted by HyperBlue at 9:36 AM on September 16, 2009


Chips are a vital part of the breakfast - as per the blog and book.

That book is about cafe food - not just breakfasts. Chips are not English Breakfast food.
posted by metaxa at 9:49 AM on September 16, 2009


Dear England,

Beans are not breakfast food. And please don't get me started on the black "pudding".

Love,

America


Dear America,

Beans are used in many of our traditional breakfast dishes here in the southwestern parts of the US. See breakfast tacos and huevos rancho plates. Also, in the future will you please consult the southern states before initiating diplomatic food relations with other countries, it makes us look stupid - Americans have looked stupid long enough.

Love,

California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas
posted by bigmusic at 10:07 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hmm - I agree that chips are perhaps not "classic" but I think things have evolved...
posted by patricio at 10:08 AM on September 16, 2009


Beans are not breakfast food.

Clearly you're not from the great state of Maine. A real Maine breakfast would not be complete without toast, sausages, scrambled eggs and a side of baked beans. Don't forget the baked bean supper down at the Methodist church, either.
posted by dunkadunc at 10:13 AM on September 16, 2009


time between boiling water and introducing to tea leaves should be under 2 seconds.

Yes! I've been doing it right all along.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 10:18 AM on September 16, 2009


Baked beans are an essential part of a proper English breakfast. I say this as someone who would almost never cook this for breakfast at home (too much washing up, too much effort) and who only eats the veggie version on holiday when the hotel/B&B provides it, but after a nice big breakfast you can hike up and down hills all day and not have to worry about lunch. In fact, in hotels you'd usually get a bowl of cereal first, then a fried breakfast. You can often get toast and marmalade in there somewhere too. Possibly fruit as well.

On the other hand, that £10 breakfast is downright dangerous. And they're encouraging people to eat it without tea! Madness.
posted by BinaryApe at 10:18 AM on September 16, 2009


Our English grandmother whilst putting us up and being aware of the American variant of bacon bought us "streaky bacon" which she felt would make us quite at home. It was, to me, indistinguishable from the dry, rubbery, unchewable slab of highly salted pork unmentionables that pass for bacon in Old Blighty save for the fat bits which disturbingly showed no more inclination towards glorious browning than did the regular bits. We were, of course, impeccably polite to Nan.

I've found English food generally better than most people give it credit for but goddamn: BREAKFAST -- GET SOME VARIATION. Even on the continent where the meal tends towards large swaths of geographic conformity there's at least enough variance from place to place to make one feel like living in the morning. Nothing is more soul killing as a traveler than to wake up and have the exact same breakfast served with only the minorest of variance across an entire nation.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:22 AM on September 16, 2009


I want to force-feed this to the wimp who wrote about the KFC double-breast sandwich.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 10:31 AM on September 16, 2009 [1 favorite]


Beans are used in many of our traditional breakfast dishes here in the southwestern parts of the US. See breakfast tacos and huevos rancho plates

Breakfast tacos? Not sure about that.

Huevos Rancheros, yes. Here in NM, we stick to corn flour tortilla, eggs, red and/or green chile sauce and cheddar cheese, with beans on the side and lettuce and tomato for garnish. Sometimes papas with or instead of beans.
posted by krinklyfig at 6:13 PM on September 16, 2009


"I've found English food generally better than most people give it credit for but goddamn: BREAKFAST -- GET SOME VARIATION."

English Breakfast is not the same as 'breakfast in England'. God, we'd all be dead by now if we ate that every morning. Give me muffins spread with Marmite anyday.
posted by mippy at 12:22 PM on September 17, 2009


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you can eat whatever the fuck you want. Leftover curry jaffles with fresh coffee? I'm there!
posted by turgid dahlia at 5:34 PM on September 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Give me muffins spread with Marmite anyday.

You sick fuck.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 6:43 AM on September 18, 2009


Nothing is more soul killing as a traveler than to wake up and have the exact same breakfast served with only the minorest of variance across an entire nation.

Nothing is more comforting. English breakfast in a week of B+Bs = heaven.
posted by plenty at 1:02 PM on September 18, 2009


Nothing is more comforting. English breakfast in a week of B+Bs = heaven.

Yeah, and at least 5-10 lbs. in added weight. But I had the pleasure of doing just that many years ago on a family trip through northern England and Edinburgh, for two weeks in fact. I couldn't handle it every day, to be honest, but like every other day, and I can still remember the exact taste of a few of them. Excellent but really, really fatty and heavy, and not the best thing to get a busy day started unless you're young and have a stomach made of steel.
posted by krinklyfig at 4:18 PM on September 20, 2009


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