New pancake book offers more than recipes
Pancake: A Global History by Ken Albala is the third book in the Edible Series and packed full of interesting pancake information. Topics covered include a definition of pancakes, origins, regional pancakes, and symbolic significance of pancakes (bet you didn’t even know there was such a thing!)
As the book’s synopsis explains:
“Pancake traverses over centuries and civilization to examine the culinary and cultural importance of pancakes in human history.”
What is a Pancake?
Written by a professor of history, Pancake does not focus on pancake recipes, though some are featured; this is a more scholarly work, yet still quite readable and enjoyable.
This clever book is highly recommended to all pancake enthusiasts.
Published by Reaktion Books in 2008, you can buy a copy of Pancake: A Global History below. For pancake recipe books, shop our Pancake Store.