Sunday, September 9, 2012
Second breakfast (zweites Frühstück, Druggie ´sniadanie) is a breakfast eaten after breakfast, but before lunch, hence "second breakfast".
HISTORY OF SECOND BREAKFAST
In Bavaria and in Poland, special dishes are eaten exclusively during second breakfast. In Vienna - and most of Austria - second breakfast is called Jause. It is typical to eat four to five smaller meals a day often times due to how early one wakes up in the morning. In this case, meals are proportionate to the amount of singing you do:
Floris van Dyck (c.1575-1651)
Usually around 10:30 a.m., most people need a little "something something" to tie them over, such as pastries, coffee, or some cheese & crackers. In Munich, the cutest little white sausages - Weißwurst - are served [YUM!].
This YUMMY sausage is served with pretzels, sweet mustard, and wheat beer. In Britain, meal is referred to as elevenses.
LORD OF THE RINGS
In J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins eats a second breakfast. In the film adaptation of The Fellowship of the Ring, Pippin references second breakfast in this clip:
In the book The Magic Mountain (Der Zauberberg) by Thomas Mann in 1924, second breakfast is mentioned several times, usually consisting of oatmeal.
Enjoy the tradition...