Author: Andrew Dalby
Number of Pages: 256
'To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day', wrote W. Somerset Maugham, but what exactly is breakfast? It varies greatly from family to family and region to region, even while individuals tend to eat the same thing every day. While Brits love traditional bacon and eggs, the Japanese eat rice and miso soup, and New Zealanders enjoy porridge. Another puzzle is that we don't know how breakfast came to be. Taking a multifaceted approach to the story of the morning meal, The Breakfast Book attempts to pin down the mottled history of dining at the start of the day around the world.