Now here is where my nerd-dom REALLY takes over, because true Hobbits will know that Tolkien only writes about SIX meals: Breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, luncheon, afternoon tea , dinner , and supper. The movies added the seventh meal: dessert.
In literature and film In J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit, the protagonist Bilbo Baggins eats a second breakfast , and in the preface to its sequel, The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien mentions that hobbits prefer to eat six meals a day.
Second Breakfast Strawberry french toast with a side of sausage. Rice pudding paired with a side of bacon. Scones and clotted cream. Breakfast pie made with salmon, leeks, eggs, and cream. Bread topped with butter and honey served with a side of fruit and bacon.
Hobbits are very fond of food, and of that reason are they eating a lot . They are kind off slow in normal movement, don’t hurry, and usually eats (six meals when they could get it) and sleeps very much of their life.
Pippin : We’ve had one, yes. What about second breakfast ? Merry : I don’t think he knows about second breakfast , Pip.
A second breakfast , known as Pausenbrot or a Zweites Frühstück is common in Germany , especially at school. This refueling snack often takes the form of a small sandwich or some fruit.
Hobbits live longer. According to the LOTR Wiki the average lifespan of a male hobbit is 100 years, with the oldest hobbit living to about 133 (Unless you count Gollum, but that math is too hard so we’ll just say 133). The average life expectancy for a male human is only about 70 years.
Elevenses is real . It’s a late morning snack, served around (surprise) eleven in the morning. The term sounds quaint, but it’s equivalent to a mid-morning coffee break, which isn’t uncommon in the US.
Hobbits are human. In particular, things with smaller bodies have to consume significantly more food energy in relation to their mass in order to keep their body temperature up because they have a higher surface area to volume ratio, and thus lose heat faster.
Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took (better known as Merry and Pippin ) are incredibly close friends, not to mention that they are also first cousins — Esmeralda Brandybuck, Merry’s mother, happens to be Paladin Took’s younger sister.
With the release of The Battle of the Five Armies, the last in the trilogy of Hobbit films, it’s time to figure out what hobbits like to drink. The answer is ale, wine and mead .
Their feet are covered with curly hair (usually brown, as is the hair on their heads) and have leathery soles, so most Hobbits hardly ever wear shoes. Hobbits (Halflings) are often depicted with large feet for their size, perhaps to visually emphasize their unusual nature.
First up is elevenses , which you might have heard of as a hobbit’s third meal of the day. Outside of Middle Earth, this late-morning work break involves a light snack — think muffins, scones or biscuits — and a hot tea or coffee. It occurs, as the name implies, at 11 in the morning.