Having lunch

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Saxon sauerbraten

When lunch or dinner be (especially in some regions in eastern Germany in use) on Swiss German and Austrian German as Zmittag or outdated Dejeuner is called an area occupied at noon meal of any kind. Timing and scope of this midday meal are of cultural practices and individual Habits shaped.

The warm, filling and often meat-containing main meal of the day is consumed with the associated mostly cold drinks in Germany, Austria and Switzerland at lunchtime, while in the evening a cold dish is more common for dinner . In Mediterranean countries such as France , Italy or Spain , the warm lunch is the main meal, with warm meals also being eaten in the evening (two warm meals a day). Typical for the English-speaking countries - United Kingdom, USA - and the countries influenced by them such as Australia and Canada as well as Scandinavia is a different structure: At lunchtime small items, snacks or a cold snack (lunch), dinner is often the warm main meal there (dinner ).

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Web links

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Wiktionary: lunch  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Marta Garaulet et al .: Timing of food intake predicts weight loss effectiveness . International Journal of Obesity, 2013.
  2. Bill Bryson: A Brief History of Everyday Things . Goldmann, Munich June 2013, p. 248 f .