The best brunch of your life

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The best brunch of your life

With the summer holidays around the corner, Clement Pedro gives us a few good reasons and recipes to host an unforgettable brunch while kicking back with the crew

With the festive season fast approaching it’s important that we prepare ourselves for the ultimate holiday mode, which is: the chill.

This is the highest level of relaxation, calm and emotional peace.

It’s important that we don’t initiate this state of being with immediate effect but rather ease ourselves into it easily, as you would prepare yourself for a marathon, because the chill is as epic as a marathon.

To begin your training you need to embrace the fine art of dining that is brunch. This brunch menu is a great source of inspiration. Think muffins, omelettes, bellinis and frittatas.

With sleeping in being one the most important practices in the festive season (and the chill) you often arise a little too late for breakfast and just a tad too early for lunch. Enter brunch.

Not to be taken lightly, brunch is a serious, mature affair, where the best of the breakfast menu meets the hearty appreciation of all that lunch has to offer, brought together the socially accepted presence of alcohol. Hence its immense popularity among those partaking in the chill. It’s best experienced in large gatherings with friends meeting at a favourite chill spot serving good food and equally good cocktails with by a great view.

Brunch generally lasts between two and four hours but should never be limited to a specific length of time; this goes against the ethics of the chill. Limitations? Not on my playground!

Hosting a brunch can be just as much fun. The best thing being that guests don’t arrive too early and are sure to leave within an ideal time frame before the level of enjoyment of their presence begins to decline.

Ensure your menu for the event is easy to prepare and is as relaxed as you are by taking the party outside.

Toast English muffins and grill pork rashers on the braai before assembling with a few poached eggs (try this recipe). If you get the urge to bring out the fancy, top with some Hollandaise. Wholegrain mustard stirred through cream cheese also makes for a creamy, tangy topping.

Embracing brunch is key to your journey towards achieving the chill, so ease into it and let the relaxing begin.

Discover more egg recipes here.

Clement Pedro Article by: Clement Pedro

Clement Pedro strikes a balance between rib-sticking fare you can really get stuck into and experimental recipes that take accessible ingredients to next-level status. Clem can do pretty much anything – and so can you with his recipes.

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