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Watch: The Origins of Brunch, Explained

It all started with a guy named Guy

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]

How the Bloody Mary Came to Dominate Brunch [E]

How Bottomless Booze Became an Irresistible Brunch Pairing [E]

All Video Interlude Coverage [E]

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