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The Genius Who Invented Brunch

Guy Beringer didn’t set out to invent a new meal. Then he had a few drinks… © Hussenot/SoFood/Corbis The next time you’re enjoying a delightful brunch, be sure to clink your glass to the meal’s inventor, Guy Beringer, and his inspiration: the hangover. The English writer first proposed the idea for the mixed meal in his 1895 essay [...]


The connotation of the word “brunch” probably has more to do with who uses it than the timing of your meal. If you have “breakfast” at 10AM, no one would think anything of it, but if someone says they had “brunch”, you will now think of the above picture. Does the possibility of landing a [...]