You’ve often heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know that it’s radically changed throughout history? What we now constitute as breakfast food is entirely different from what was served even 100 years ago. As our palettes, time, and the availability of fresh groceries have changed so too has our concept of breakfast.
Replacing Beer With Coffee
While coffee was a popular beverage for many outside of Europe for ages, it took the Europeans a little longer to catch on. Instead, many drank beer for breakfast because water was unsafe to drink. During the industrial revolution, coffee began to gain popularity because its stimulating effects helped get workers ready for a long day.
Did you know that one of mankind’s earliest meals was the pancake? While early pancakes would have been made out of slightly different materials, humans have been eating them since prehistoric times. In fact, the oldest naturally preserved mummy, Otzi the Iceman, is believed to have had wheat pancakes as his last meal.
Having A Party? Try Waffles
After the invention of the waffle iron in 1869 waffles started to gain popularity and began as a party food to wow guests. Since then they’ve become wildly popular, and with the invention of the frozen Eggo waffle, they’re now a staple of quick breakfasts.
The Flu Saved Orange Juice
When a bumper crop of Florida oranges hit the market at the same time as a worldwide outbreak of influenza the need for increased vitamin and mineral intake lead to OJ’s shining moment. Vitamin C rich orange juice found its way to breakfast tables around the country, and we’ve relied on it ever since.
COME AND SEE US AT STATE FARE!
State Fare is conveniently located at 748 Frederick Road in Catonsville, Maryland. Our extensive menu has a variety of unique options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. We even have many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! Our fully-stocked bar holds a huge collection of bourbons and whiskeys, as well as several different wines. On tap, we have several different local craft beers to show off the best beer that Maryland has to offer. We’re open every day from 8 am until 2 am, so make your reservation or just stop in and see us today!