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12 Brunch Dishes from Around the World Slideshow

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12 Brunch Dishes from Around the World

Ah, brunch. The meal as we know it — a breakfast-lunch hybrid to be consumed leisurely with alcohol and company — has taken the world by storm in the past 10 years, although the meal itself has been consumed since the 1800s. In 1876, the British magazine Punch specified that if the meal was eaten closer to breakfast, it was brunch, but if it was eaten closer to lunch, it was blunch. Here are 12 daytime meals from around the world that differ in many ways but one: they must be consumed with gusto.