Posted on: October 9, 2012

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Here are today’s five thing to know about Pancake:

  1. Throughout Europe most people celebrate Shrove Tuesday with pancakes
  2. Pancakes are associated with the day before lent because it was a way to use up “rich foods” such as eggs, milk, & sugar, before the 40 days fast begins
  3. A waffle is basically a pancake with a syrup trap.  -Mitch Hedberg
  4. Pancakes became popular because of the ease of quickly producing them in large quantities.  They’re ideal for a big celebration or a large family’s breakfast.
  5. While cooking pancakes, the French often make a wish, while flipping the pancake to turn it over, while holding a coin in the other hand.


Today’s Pinterest Board : Pancake


Today’s Food History

  • 1869 Mary Mallon was born. ‘Typhoid Mary’ was an infamous household cook who was responsible for major outbreaks of typhoid in the New York City area in 1904…

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