“The diner – enjoying a delicious continental breakfast – has to decide if they want jam or marmalade on their croissant this morning.”

Why “continental breakfast”?

The term “continental breakfast” actually  originated in Britain in the mid-19th century. There, the phrase “the continent” refers to the countries occupying the mainland of Europe. Therefore, a “continental breakfast” denotes the type of breakfast you’d be served in places like France or Italy. Breakfasts in these countries are famously light and delicate when compared to the full English breakfast.

Source: everybodyshops

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