American readers of this blog may be unaware that today is Pancake Day in the UK. It's kind of a big deal. It is, of course, Shrove Tuesday, on which day many countries celebrate by eating rich food before entering Lent the next day. In Britain, this means thin, crisp-edged pancakes served as a dessert, often with lemon and sugar.
For more on pancakes round the world, have a look at this slideshow on the BBC website, which features comments from Reaktion's author of Pancake: A Global History, Ken Albala. You can find out more about the book here (in the UK) or here (in the US and Canada).