Acme - 17 Sep 17 - 10:38 AM
Friends who travel to England seem to delight in posting photos of their food when faced with the "English Breakfast." They always look like a full day's calories in one sitting, washed down with enough grease and salt to send one to the hospital. I'd question whether it's something you really want to brag about.
Very few people in the UK do eat what is called a full "English Breakfast" and way back in the day when like the Amish you talked of we burned more calories than we do today no-one ate a "Full English Breakfast" as their first meal of the day. Routine on a farm for the Horseman was to get up at around 4 o'clock in the morning and feed the heavy horses, he'd then go back and have a glass of small beer and eat some bread and cheese. Back to the horses to tack them up and lead them out (You could not work a horse immediately after feeding they had to stand for about an hour before they started work). The horses and farm hands would work for three or four hours then come in and have what is now called a "Full English Breakfast" - it becomes a different prospect after you have been at work for a few hours. Lunch back in the day for a farm labourer was a cold snack eaten outdoors and then a hot meal at the end of the working day after all the animals had been seen to and cared for. I would have thought that our Country Dweller would have known all that.