I was recently tweeting with Beth from @omgyummyblog , Karen from @globetrottings Orly @yumivore, about a link to pancake recipes from the New York Times and we go to talking about pancake day which is actually March 8th this year in the UK. I grew up celebrating pancake day which is the tuesday before lent or Shrove tuesday. Because folks would often give up butter, eggs and sugar for lent pancakes were made to use them up. I have fond memories of my Dad making pancakes and me and my brother learning to flip them and eating them with sugar and lemon oh so good.
After reading the history for this post, I came to know about a fascinating pancake race that occurs every year in the English town of Olney it is said the first race started in 1445 when townswoman late for the Shriving service at the parish church, ran with a pancake pan in her hand! The race draws hundreds to compete each year running from the Market place to the church with competitors trying to toss pancakes along the way.