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February 16, 2010

Pancake Day?

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I have to say, this idea of Shrove Tuesday being about pancakes is pretty new to me. Anyone know if it comes from a certain country or ethnicity? Of course, now I'm thinking about making pancakes for dinner, because they do sound good.

I did go to Starbucks and get a mocha this morning, because I'm giving up coffee for Lent this year. The barista was rather sad to hear that, but I promised I would still come in for chai.

Posted by Kat at February 16, 2010 01:00 PM

Pretty much everyone in Britain refers to Shrove Tuesday as Pancake Day & pretty much the entire country eats pancakes today! Some people even have pancake races!

The idea behind making pancakes is to use up ingredients which you would traditionally give up for lent. That doesn't really hold true anymore though considering how everyone rushes out to buy eggs & flour at this time of year!

I just had a quick look on wikipedia (the font of all knowledge!!) & the term 'Pancake day' seems to just be a UK thing. You learn something new every day!

Good luck with giving up coffee!

(Ps. Wikipedia linkage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrove_Tuesday)

Posted by: Emily at February 16, 2010 01:55 PM

It started as a promo at Denny's.

Posted by: Dad at February 16, 2010 02:04 PM

It's an Episcopal thing, too--probably the brit connection. Lots of church pancake suppers.

Posted by: Kristy Harding at February 16, 2010 03:02 PM
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