Wondering if there is an origin of the "3 meals a day" concept. For example, in English we have specific words for them:
But we have a few more for other meals in the day (I can only think of one actually):
According to this we can add:
And then we have many special occasion (time independent) ones:
But the main ones are Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. We don't have many other specific names for meal times in the day.
Wondering if it's like this in all cultures currently, and if not, how variable it is (I know nothing about this). And then wondering where it got started if it's not universal.
The paleo diet has a lot of experimentation with meal times. Some even suggest a 8-12 meals a day. But it's too early to have names for those. Then they speculate about hunter-gatherer societies potentially eating at most 1-time in a day, maybe not for several days in a row. So wonder what kind of concepts they had for meals.