Bacon and eggs

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Bacon and eggs with toast
Fried eggs with bacon at home

Bacon and eggs is a breakfast meal. It is commonly eaten in cultures with Anglo-Saxon influence. It is a high-energy breakfast.

The term "full breakfast" in the UK is taken to mean, or include, bacon & eggs. Other terms in the UK are "fry-up" and "full English" (Scottish, Welsh, Irish...). Sautéed field mushrooms (Agaricus campestris) are also sometimes included.[1] The term "full breakfast" often appears in advertisements for hotels and boarding houses in the British Isles.

There is here a reflection of the past, when men usually did manual work and needed to eat calorie-heavy meals. The whole culture of calorie-heavy meals has changed greatly in the last 50 years in all western countries. The life of women raising children at home also changed after WWII as home appliances became more common.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Traditional Irish Breakfast recipe Archived 7 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine from Barry's Tea
  2. Encyclopedia of American Industries Volume 1. Gale Research. 1994.
  3. Scotney, John (November 1, 2009). Scotland - Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture. Kuperard. ISBN 9781857336214