Comments: Pancake Day?

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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