By Farha Ternikar

When american citizens examine brunch, they generally ponder Sunday mornings swelling into early afternoons; mimosas and bloody Marys; eggs Benedict and occasional cake; bacon and bagels; friends and family. This booklet offers a contemporary historical past of brunch not just as a meal, but additionally as a cultural adventure. hoping on diversified resources, from ancient cookbooks to Twitter and tv, Brunch: A background is a world and social heritage of the meal together with brunch within the usa, Western Europe, South Asia and the Middle-East. Brunch takes us on a journey of a contemporary meal round the world.

While brunch has turn into a contemporary meal of relaxation, its historical past is much from restful; this meal’s previous is either full of life and fraught with rigidity. right here, Farha Ternikar explores the gendered and class-based conflicts round this meal, and gives readers with an enlightening glimpse into the eating rooms, verandas, and kitchens the place brunches have been ready, served, and loved.

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