Sit-down breakfast or toast on the run?

28 January 2010
You probably aren’t aware, but this week is national farmhouse breakfast week – the 11th annual celebration, if it had passed you by before (I confess, I didn’t know). The HGCA, which is organising the week, have included a list of “must have” breakfast foods – porridge, toast, wholegrain cereals, eggs, bacon, milk and sausages. There are plenty of facts to accompany this. Did you know toast is the “breakfast smell of choice” for one in six people? That 49 per cent of adults aged 18-24 can’t boil an egg? Or that the UK eats 175,000 tonnes of sausages and drinks 10 billion pints of milk each year? The purpose of the week is to promote a healthy breakfast and regional food (and by extension local sourcing). One of the recommendations it makes is to establish a breakfast club (hopefully not along the lines of the 1980s “brat pack” film) to encourage colleagues to eat together and enjoy the occasion. As lovely as it would be to eat a cooked breakfast each morning, most of us simply don’t have the time. Maybe if we all sat down in the morning to eat together it could revive the great British breakfast tradition.
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