British writer Guy Beringer first used the word “brunch,” a portmanteau made from the words “breakfast” and “lunch,” in an 1895 essay, “Brunch: A Plea” (Punch Magazine). In it, Beringer argues that instead of a heavy, midday post-church meal of meat pies and other delicacies, people should opt for a lighter meal, or brunch. By eating common breakfast foods like toasts, Beringer argues that brunch “puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings”.
Sherry is a brunch aficionado. And in adherence to the words of Beringer, joing me at Sarabeth’s and have “everything good, plenty of it”.