Monday, March 3, 2014

The best pancakes in the world

Given their simplicity and spartan ingredients, it is unsurprising that pancakes are present in almost every food culture, from Russian blinis to Vietnamese banh xeo. So which are the beBanh xeo, or Vietnamese pancakes
Banh st?Pancake Day is big business. Waitrose is forecasting a 500% rise in frying pan sales in the week leading up to 4 March, while Sainsbury's expects to sell enough batter mix to make three million pancakes. Last year, topping de nos jours Nutella sold nearly one million jars in the week preceding Pancake Day. It is all quite ironic, given that Shrove Tuesday is meant to be about using up rich foods before the start of Lent, not buying new ones.