Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Bringing Back the Food!
Why is this? Why have I all but abandoned the topic of food in this blog? Perhaps it is reflective of the fact that I have a lot less time to devote to the kitchen since I began this writing lark. Or maybe, subconsciously, I believed that foodie topics seemed slightly incongruous when pitted against the more lofty reflections on art, music and literature. Whatever the reason, this writer has garnered her resolve and is now making a concerted effort to Bring Back The Food … and what better day to do this than Pancake Tuesday?
First, a bit of history …
However, for the more secular-minded or non-Christian among my legion of followers (all 19 of you!), Pancake Tuesday is simply a great excuse to luxuriate in a little guilt-free foodie indulgence (after all, it’s only one day a year – what harm could it possibly do?)
After a seemingly unending search, I have finally settled on what I believe to be the perfect recipe for pancake batter. It is, of course, a recipe by the doyenne of British cooking, the unparalleled Ms Delia Smith.
The recipe can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/yehootd
So, what are you waiting for? Get flipping, y’all!
And finally, one last Pancake Day factoid ...
Did you know that the term ‘Mardi Gras’ (meaning a period of celebration) comes from the French for Shrove Tuesday (translated literally as 'Fat Tuesday')?
You do now.