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Friday, 17 April 2009
Last week, Chef E told me about a weekly Friday 'gang' which is dedicated to sharing little details from your home town. I'm an amateur anthropologist, so I'm always fascinated by what people think is important about their own culture and region, so it sounds like my kind of project; I'm not necessarily going to post every week, but if I'm home on a Friday it's nice to have some inspiration to get out and about to tell you something about my own area.
This week's theme is local food & restaurants, and there could hardly be a better day than Friday for me to write about the food of my region, becaue every Friday (if we're at home) my husband and I take ourselves down into Stroud for a cooked breakfast.
A full English breakfast is one of the classic English meals.
Now, as a vegetarian, there's not that much inspiration to be had from traditional British food. Whether it's meat and two veg or fish'n'chips, an old-style British dinner is likely to have meat at its heart.
Traditionally, so does breakfast, and here's what my (omnivore) husband orders:
Egg on toast in the centre, then clockwise from the top: bacon, mushrooms, sausage, hash brown, and beans. (Apologies for photo quality, it was raining so I only took the camera on my mobile.)
Not very veggie.
Thankfully, we've found a great cafe which will make me a veggie version (even though it's not on the menu).
Again, egg on toast in the middle, surrounded by tomato, mushrooms, beans, and a couple of hash browns. Very filling; I don't eat lunch when I've had one of these for breakfast!
What I really love about this place, though, is that breakfast, including tea or coffee, is only £3.
What's your favourite breakfast??