The REAL full English breakfast

Third City and Ancestry DNA reimagined the classic full English breakfast, using our genetic makeup as inspiration.

The full English breakfast is a national staple, so what better way to challenge people’s perception of their own identity than to reimagine the breakfast classic based on the DNA breakdown of a typical English person.

Working with Masterchef finalist 2017, Steve Keilty we gave the traditional ingredients a new, diverse interpretation. British pork sausages remained, but Steve introduced Irish potato farls, Iberian pork belly, and French cassoulet beans (see below).

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The REAL full English, based on the average DNA breakdown of a modern day English person represented the evolving DNA diversity of England, spanning thousands of years and 26 global regions. With the typical English person only having 37.4% DNA from Great Britain, this means that the ‘full works’ has become a cultural melting pot

Photographed and cooked in a traditional British café, the breakfast was cooked for journalists and appeared on MailOnline and The Sun.