Continental Breakfast

When you are staying at a hotel you might be treated to a ‘continental breakfast’.  To me this sounds like a lot of sweet and not much substance.  I usually end up with some Frosted Flakes, an unripe banana, and some lousy hot tea.  I prefer a good slice of bread, some cheese, tomatoes and some eggs to start my day.

Why is a light breakfast called a continental breakfast?  Continental breakfast is an English term for a typical breakfast found on the main continent of Europe.  On the other hand, a more hearty breakfast is called an English breakfast since this would be a common breakfast in England.

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