These vintage brunch recipes are true classics that are perfect for your next brunch. Delicious recipes like a lemon coffee cake, perfect pancakes, and even a gluten-free casserole.
As someone that is not a morning person but loves breakfast food brunch is my favorite. You can sleep in but still enjoy your favorite breakfast foods plus other delicious offerings.
These days you’ll find brunch menus everywhere. It’s also part of pop culture with Sex and the City making it very trendy in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
But when did brunch start? Earlier than you may think.
When Did Brunch Become Popular?
The first time the word brunch appeared in print was in 1895 in a British article in Hunter’s Weekly.
In “Brunch: A Plea,” British author Guy Beringer suggested an alternative to the heavy, post-church Sunday meals in favor of lighter fare served late in the morning. ”Brunch is cheerful, sociable and inciting,” Beringer says. ”It is talk-compelling. It puts you in a good temper, it makes you satisfied with yourself and your fellow beings, it sweeps away the worries and cobwebs of the week.” – The Birth of Brunch
In the 1930s brunch began to take off in the United States. And in the 1960s the popularity was still growing and brunch-specific cookbooks started to take off.
Brunch was usually thought of as a Sunday meal only. In the 1990’s it really took off as something to enjoy both on Sunday and Saturday. The popularity only continues to grow.
Next time you are planning a brunch you need to try one of these vintage brunch recipes and get a taste of what brunch used to be like when it was first gaining popularity.