I learned today that your poor, poor people in the US do not celebrate Pancake Day. Oh, how I pity you.
You see, on Shrove Tuesday you’re meant to be getting ready for lent in order to make yourself holy for the sky pixie. Getting rid of the eggs and the milk and so on. What’s perfect for this? Pancakes! So today is Pancake Day. Shops stock up on sugar and lemon juice. Dad tosses the pancakes and gets the obligatory comedy pancake-on-ceiling moment. It’s glorious.
I favour the traditional lemon juice and sprinkled sugar pancake.