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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

How about Fat Pancakes!

Being Canadian and now living in the states, I do get the odd look when I go in search of pancakes on this 'Fat Tuesday' We grew up knowing this day as "Pancake Tuesday' also called Shrove Tueday.

Shroving is a ancient British custom in which children sang or recited poetry in exchange for food or money.


A popular shroving rhyme went like this:

Knock, knock, the pan's hot
And we are coming a-shroving
For a piece of pancake
Or a piece of bacon
Or a piece of truckle* cheese
Of your own making.

I may not be singing for my pancakes....but yummy.

Not sure how pancakes, religion and Mardi Gras celebrations with boobie flashes all relate together, but to each their own.




5 comments:

  1. My kids had pancakes at school today for Fat Pancake Tuesday.

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  2. Being born and raised in the states I saw "Pancake Tuesday" and instantly thought of flattened old-lady boobs.

    Show me your pancakes! Wait! No! Put them back!!

    Thanks for the sharing of cultures. I'm gonna have me some flapjacks for dinner tonight, to celebrate.

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  3. Boobie flashes goes with everything!

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  4. god damn...why did i not know about thi pancake business...

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