Pancakes.....need I say more.

Hi ya'll. Like I was saying yesterday today is National Pancake Day.

If you go to IHOP today you an get a free short stack of pancakes.

Pancakes are an American classic. Breakfast and brunch would simply be incomplete without them piled high and served with syrup, butter, and all of your topping favorites. While the pancake has been a part of your mornings for as long as you can remember, it also dates back thousands of years! Explore the history and traditions behind your favorite breakfast food, the pancake!

The Origin Of Pancakes

Pancakes have been around for centuries as a favorite staple in many cultures’ diets. They began over 30,000 years ago during the Stone Age. Researchers have found pancakes in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman, human remains dating back 5,300 years.

In ancient Greece and Rome, pancakes were made from wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk. Ancient Greek poets, Cratinus and Magnes wrote about pancakes in their poetry. Shakespeare even mentions them in his famous plays. During the English Renaissance pancakes were flavored with spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples.

The name “pancake” started during the 15th century but became standard in 19th century America. Perviously, they were called indian cakes, hoe cakes, johnnycakes, journey cakes, buckwheat cakes, buckwheats, griddle cakes, and flapjacks. Early American pancakes were made with buckwheat or cornmeal. Thomas Jefferson loved them so much he sent a special recipe to his home town from the White House.

Pancake Day!

Yup, you heard me—Pancake Day is real! Shrove Tuesday(Fat Tuesday) is the holiday of feasting before Lent. During Lent, people were once not allowed to eat animal products like milk, butter, and eggs. To prevent them from going to waste these ingredients were cooked into tall stacks of pancakes. They were consumed in such large amounts that this day earned the rightful name of Pancake Day.

Pancakes Around The World

You may be surprised to find that pancakes exist all over the world and it seems that each culture has its own unique take on them. They are served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all over the globe. A few examples of this transcultural food are: Crepes, potato latkes, Irish boxty, Russian blini, Welsh crampog, Indian poori, Hungarian palacsinta, and Dutch pannenkoeken.

Get 'Em While They're Hot!

Pancakes come in many different shapes, sizes and flavors. They can be sweet, savory, thick, thin, small or large, but they are all delicious!

As I said my favorite are blueberry check out this recipe I found at Pinch of Yum it's the best.

That's all for now until next time ya'll stay safe out there and don't eat too many pancakes.

Love ya, Queen Beanie

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