|a plain pancake from The Vertical Diner. delicious.|
The case for a Pancake Course is strong. Most people love both appetizers and pancakes, why not combine the two? Since the pancake can toggle both sweet and savory, complementing your meal with the Pancake Course is a culinary trend guaranteed to sweep the nation.
While everybody enjoys the pancake, not all may appreciate the rich history of the simple meal. The Wikipedia page is full of interesting insight into our pancake heritage.
Archaeological evidence suggests that varieties of pancakes are probably the earliest and most widespread types of cereal food eaten in prehistoric societies whereby dry carbohydrate-rich seed flours mixed with the available protein-rich liquids, usually milk and eggs, were baked on hot stones or in shallow earthenware pots over an open fire to form a nutritious and highly palatable foodstuff.
Anyhoo, that was my epiphany for the weekend. Pancakes fucking rule and everybody should be eating a lot more of them. How can you be in a bad mood if you just ate a pancake? We'd all be walking around in a nice cozy carb coma wearing sweaters and hugging each other.