Saturday, April 24, 2010

Very Continental

The continental breakfast seems to be one of those concepts far, far removed from its original source. I've done some research on this topic tonight and made a great deal of headway, thanks to WikiAnswers:

"Question: How did the continental breakfast get its name?
Answer: Because it was continental"

Ah so!

So, assuming the root of this means "from the Continent" and assuming further that, Edith Wharton-style, that equals Europe, it would be a pretty European breakfast, right? So what part of that involves hunching bleary-eyed over a waffle maker, dispensing runny orange juice into a thimble-sized tumbler and reading USA Today with a room full of strangers? I've never been to the continent of Europe, but it sounds kind of stupid to me.

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