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COMMON MAIN MEALS
 
Breakfast Breakfast is the first meal of the day. The word is a compound of "break" and "fast", referring to the conclusion of fasting since the previous day's last meal. Breakfast meals vary widely in different cultures around the world, but often include a carbohydrate such as cereal or rice, fruit and/or vegetable, protein, sometimes dairy, and beverage. Nutritional experts have referred to breakfast as the most important meal of the day, citing studies that find that people who skip breakfast are disproportionately likely to have problems with concentration, metabolism, and weight. 

Brunch Brunch is often a heavy meal eaten as a combination of breakfast and lunch The meal usually involves standard breakfast foods such as eggs, sausages, bacon, ham, fruits, pastries, pancakes, and the like. However, it can include almost any other type of food served throughout the day. Buffets may have quiche, large roasts of meat or poultry, cold seafood like shrimp and smoked fish, salads, soups, vegetable dishes, many types of breadstuffs, and desserts of all sorts. Mimosas, Ramos gin fizzes, brandy milk punches, Bellinis, and bloody marys are popular brunch cocktails. 

Lunch During the eighteenth century in English-speaking countries, luncheon/lunch was originally called "dinner"— a word still sometimes used to mean a noontime meal in the UK, and in parts of Canada and the United States. The mid-day meal on Sunday and the festival meals on Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving (in the U.S. and Canada) are still often eaten at the old hours, usually either at noon or between two and four in the afternoon, and called dinner.  Traditional farming communities also may still commonly have the largest meal of the day at mid-day and refer to this meal as "dinner." 

Dinner Dinner is the name of the main meal of the day. Depending upon culture, it may be the second or third meal of the day, and may not even be a main meal, an individual dinner may still refer to a main or more sophisticated meal at any time in the day, such as a banquet, feast, or a special meal eaten on a Sunday.  Originally, it referred to the first meal of the day, eaten about noon, and is still occasionally used in this fashion if it refers to a large or main meal. 

Supper  Supper is the name for the evening meal in some dialects of English - ordinarily the last meal of the day.  It is is a term for a snack eaten after the evening meal and before bed, usually consisting of a warm, milky drink and British biscuits or cereal, but can include sandwiches. Originally, in the middle ages, it referred to the lighter meal following dinner, which until the eighteenth century was invariably eaten as the midday meal.   The term is derived from the French souper, which is still used for this meal in Canadian French, Swiss French and sometimes in Belgian French.  It is related to soup.  It is also related to the German word for soup, Suppe.

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