- Why is my breakfast a heap....

This weekend I found myself having an unexpected night in a high class country house hotel where you presumably go for the traditional English food experience.

To my horror this is what they served.

Traditional English breakfast began in the 13th Century appearing at first in the country homes of the gentry.

Baked beans were invented in America and only started to be sold here in 1904 so when and why did they sneak into breakfasts?

I don't remember seeing them appear at breakfast until about five years ago and I suspect it is a money saving padder.

Don't get me wrong I think baked beans are a marvellous thing - I just wish they would go away at breakfast and take their rightful place as baked beans on toast and lurking around at BBQ's.

What do you think about beans for brekky - do you love it or loathe it?

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