Breakfast + Lunch = Yum!: How much do you know about hosting brunch?

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Which alcoholic beverage is NOT usually served at brunch?

A Long Island iced tea, made of vodka, tequila, rum and gin, is too strong to accompany brunch, so milder alcoholic beverages should be served instead.

What food should come first in your brunch buffet line?

Consider how brunch traffic will flow, and organize food in a logical way. Ideally, you should begin with main dishes, followed by side dishes, salads and breads.

What serving utensil isn’t always necessary during brunch?

Whenever possible, brunch foods should be cut into small servings to keep the buffet line moving. Because the portions are already cut, knives aren’t always needed.

What dish shouldn’t be made the day before a brunch gathering?

While you can wash the lettuce and prep the ingredients for a garden salad in advance, you should forgo adding the dressing and tossing everything together until a few hours before brunch begins. That way, the ingredients will remain crisp and fresh.

What ingredients make a Bellini, a cocktail often served during brunch?

A traditional Bellini is made with white peaches and prosecco. However, it can be topped with raspberry puree or a dash of grenadine for added flavor.

True or false: Corned beef hash is a dish best served cold.

Corned beef hash can be served either hot or cold -- however guests prefer!

In which country did the word "brunch" likely originate?

The British started the trend of serving a meal between breakfast and lunch around 1890 -- thus, brunch was born.

Which brunch pastry has its own day on the calendar?

The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day. The Salvation Army started the tradition in 1938 as a way to help the hungry during the Great Depression.

What dish is most popular with New Englanders for brunch?

In New England, clam chowder is a brunch classic.

What brunch food is popular in the American South?

Hush puppies, or deep-fried cornbread, are common at Southern brunches and are often served with sweet tea.

What food is a common ingredient in Southwestern U.S. brunch dishes?

Chili is often added to omelets, grits, breakfast burritos and many other brunch dishes in the Southwestern United States.

What is a way to reuse bacon fat?

Many bakers add bacon fat to serve as shortening in recipes for sweet foods like cookies.

Brats and cheese curds are common brunch fare for which U.S. region?

Brats and cheese curds are common dishes for brunch in the Midwestern United States.

The Saturday Garden Brunch, held at the White House, is part of what annual Washington, D.C. event?

This brunch, held the weekend of the White House Correspondents Dinner, is attended by celebrities and politicians and is a popular White House event.

Antoine's, a world-renowned restaurant in New Orleans, is known for what specialty dish?

Antoine's is known for its oysters Rockefeller -- and the sought-after recipe remains a well-kept secret among the staff.

A buck’s fizz is similar to which brunch cocktail?

Consisting of Champagne, orange juice and a dash of grenadine syrup, a buck’s fizz is very similar to a mimosa.

Julia Child was the first to use what kitchen utensil to make an omelet?

In 1963, Julia Child introduced the wire whisk to the public in the pilot episode of her TV show, using it to make an omelet.

What kind of pudding is a common brunch dish served in England?

Black pudding, a blend made mostly of pork fat, onions, oatmeal and blood -- usually from a pig -- is a dish served at English brunch.

How long can you store hard-boiled eggs in the fridge?

Hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week.

The House of Blues hosts what famous brunch at its locations across the country?

The House of Blues’ Gospel Brunch features an all-you-can-eat buffet every Sunday while famous gospel acts perform on stage.

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