National Pancake Day March 7Th

Best food on the planet

I believe that we should celebrate the best breakfast food ever the pancake. You may be thinking how are we going to celebrate food? Well here's the answer, we eat it. On national pancake day all pancakes across America are half off, and just like on St. Patrick's day you can get pinched. When you buy the pancakes you get a sticker. The sticker will have two simple words and the date. The words are:

"Pancakes eaten."

Facts about pancake:

  1. The earliest known pancakes were made about 12,000 years ago from ground grains and nuts, mixed with water or milk and cook on hot stones.
  2. Maple syrup which is often used as a topping, was originally a sweet drink which was discovered by the Algonquin Indians.
  3. Celebrity chef Aldo Zilli in the year 2005 set the world record for the highest pancake toss at 129.528 inches.
  4. This was later beat of course and this is the result: The highest pancake toss measured 9.47 m (31 ft 1 in) and was achieved by Dominic Cuzzacrea (USA) at Walden Galleria Mall in Cheektowaga, New York, USA, on 13 November 2010. Dominic beat his own previous record by 30 cm (11.8 in). Quoted from Guinness world records.
  5. National pancake day actually is a real holiday and it is on many different days it just depends on the culture you are with.
Can you tell I love pancakes.
  1. The largest pancake was created in Rochdale, Manchester, UK in 1994, by the Co-Operative Union, Ltd. Measuring 15.01 m (49 ft 3 in) in diameter and 2.5 cm (1 in) thick, the pancake weighed 3 tonnes (6,614 lb), and took more than just a frying pan to flip over!
  2. Pancakes have a long history, dated back to the times of Ancient Romans, and it was believed in Medieval times that the first three pancakes cooked were sacred. They were each marked with a cross before being sprinkled with salt and then set aside to ward off evil.
  3. Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday is known as ”Carnivale’ in Italy (from the Latin word for ‘goodbye to the flesh’) Fasnacht’ in Germany (night of the fast) and ‘Mardi Gras’ (literally ‘Fat Tuesday’) is celebrated in places as diverse as Brazil, New Orleans, and Australia. In Iceland the day is called ‘Sprengidagur’ (bursting day) and is known for the tradition of eating salt, meat and peas. In Greece it is called ‘Apocreas’, which means ‘from the meat’, as it’s traditional for Greeks not to eat meat during Lent.
  4. In 1986 was held an event called World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast. It was revived for the 350th anniversary of Massachusetts. This breakfast has been held every year since then and hundreds of volunteers help during this event. An amazing number of 71,233 serving of pancakes were served to more than 40 thousand people in 1999.
  5. The town of Olney in England hosts an annual pancake race in celebration of “Pancake Day.” They've done it every year since 1445
That looks amazing
This looks like it could get you sick in one bite ( so worth it.)

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Created with images by shawnzrossi - "Mmmm....pancakes" • The Knowles Gallery - "Day 25: Pancakes Mmmm"

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