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Yes, because Switzerland is the culinary height of the Western world and known for its exquisite cuisine.
Exactly! I fondly remember exquisite breakfasts at Wimpyís Ė sausages were nicked to precisely curve around half a tomato Ė it really felt very refined
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Who eats breakfast other than children?

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Who eats breakfast other than children?

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I do. It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
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Who eats breakfast other than children?

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Sensible people.
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Sensible people.
Why?

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It has been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
That's a myth.

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Ok, Iíll rephrase the question.

Give me some examples of what you consider to be proper food. What is a proper breakfast to you?

That definition could apply to pretty much any food, even an English breakfast, depending on who is judging it and who cooked it.

Fine, you donít like baked beans for breakfast but plenty of people do. Does that make them wrong and you right? Of course it doesnít. It just means that different people have different tastes.

Personally I canít imagine anything worse than cheese for breakfast but I accept that for plenty of people thatís a Ďproperí breakfast.
its probably too late to give examples, usually parents do it.

I mean people dont argue that McDonalds is 'decent' breakfast. On face value English breakfast is junk food nothing more nothing less.

I don't argue that different people have different tastes, I do eat at McDonalds sometimes.

I'm just saying in multicultural countries like Switzerland there are much better alternatives. Maybe I'm a bit biased as I'm on Italian side, I don't know how it's like on German side.
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Why?

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That's a myth.

Tom
Because itís an important meal to eat and itís not a myth. Plenty of studies have shown how important breakfast is.

https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/b...-lose-weight#1
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If breakfast is not the most important meal of the day, then I will sleep till lunchtime.
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Who eats breakfast other than children?

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Well, I'd just loooove to have a decent full English breakfast again sometime. But not before 11.00h.
By decent I mean the real thing (okay, I'll donate the blackpudding to the person seated next to me) and it's not junk food at all. There is nothing wrong with the ingredients. What might make it unhealthy when eaten regularly is it's size and the fat (if done right even the toast is made in butter in the pan ).

True, I normally have no breakfast yet I love it. To me it is a moment of luxury - not only the English one - any extended one with lots of different things offered and having the time to savour them.
Unfortunately it's not habit/tradition in Switzerland and making it at home kind of beats the "lazy Sunday morning" feeling.
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Re: Breakfast

Have you never heard the proverb -

Eat Breakfast like a King
Lunch like a Prince and ..
Dinner like a Pauper
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"decent English breakfast" is already as funny as it can be
Oh you philistine! How dare you! Read it and salivate https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/...ish_breakfast/

We occasionally have a Full Continental English breakfast. Bacon from the value range at Coop. Heinz Baked Beans (Also Coop). Fried ÷le white bread. Andouillette from France.
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its probably too late to give examples, usually parents do it.

I mean people dont argue that McDonalds is 'decent' breakfast. On face value English breakfast is junk food nothing more nothing less.

I don't argue that different people have different tastes, I do eat at McDonalds sometimes.

I'm just saying in multicultural countries like Switzerland there are much better alternatives. Maybe I'm a bit biased as I'm on Italian side, I don't know how it's like on German side.
Just answer the bloody question and stop fudging it
You were quite assertive in your promotion of Ďproperí food.

How hard can it be to give a straight answer to a simple question? Itís not rocket science.

What is a proper breakfast to you? What do you eat for breakfast on the Italian side?
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Am I ? I claim its ignorant to eat baked beans in the morning
I think baked beans should stay in the tin & never be eaten.
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What do you eat for breakfast on the Italian side?
Ristretto and (maybe) a pastry, like civilized people the world over.

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I'm just saying in multicultural countries like Switzerland there are much better alternatives. Maybe I'm a bit biased as I'm on Italian side, I don't know how it's like on German side.
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Ristretto and (maybe) a pastry, like civilized people the world over.

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An excellent example of why claiming civilization may be overrated.
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Who eats breakfast other than children?

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Weekdays, my breakfast is coffee and a glass of grapefruit juice. Weekends, two slices of toast. One with marmite one with peanut butter.

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I mean people dont argue that McDonalds is 'decent' breakfast.
I had one once. Never again. But so fat laden - nah, it's not the same as a full English.
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I think baked beans should stay in the tin & never be eaten.
That's because you're a philistine or a snob . Baked beans (with a little black pepper) on buttered toast. Sublime.

They make a good addition to a cottage pie as well.
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That's because you're a philistine or a snob . Baked beans (with a little black pepper) on buttered toast. Sublime.

They make a good addition to a cottage pie as well.

Old rhymeÖ.

Beans, beans the musical fruit.
The more you eat, the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel.
So letís have beans for every meal.


For me, a poached egg on buttered toast, or scrambled egg with cheese, jalapeŮo and hot sauce in a tortilla are great breakfasts.
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Well, I'd just loooove to have a decent full English breakfast again sometime. But not before 11.00h.
By decent I mean the real thing (okay, I'll donate the blackpudding to the person seated next to me) and it's not junk food at all. There is nothing wrong with the ingredients. What might make it unhealthy when eaten regularly is it's size and the fat (if done right even the toast is made in butter in the pan ).

True, I normally have no breakfast yet I love it. To me it is a moment of luxury - not only the English one - any extended one with lots of different things offered and having the time to savour them.
Unfortunately it's not habit/tradition in Switzerland and making it at home kind of beats the "lazy Sunday morning" feeling.
It's NOT toast 'made in butter in the pan'; slices of bread are fried in either beef dripping or (if the cook doesn't have any) in bacon fat.
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