A basket of pastries, some pancakes, some fruit, maybe even a burger, and the mandatory bloody marys and bottomless mimosas. It’s no wonder why many Americans plan brunch into their Sunday itineraries. It’s the answer to the post-church meal and the weekend hangover, and is the go-to way to celebrate Mother’s Day.
But who came up with this genius service that blurs the line between breakfast and lunch? In this video, Great Big Story provides a brief history of the weekend past time. Unsurprisingly, it all started in England thanks to a man with a hangover. In 1895, when most people at the time were indulging in meaty after church breakfasts, Guy Beringer wrote a manifesto for brunch that favored lighter dishes and booze. Watch the full story above.
• The Hungover Origins of Brunch [Youtube]