Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Let them eat cake

London has this lovely tradition of celebrating Pancake day (also known as Shrove day) in loo of Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras. Yesterday me and friend Mallory went to the "Great Spitialfields pancake flipping race" to celebrate properly.

It was a lively crowd in Shoreditch, ready for some high speed cake flipping
Here are some picture from the race...

in a relay race each team runs back and forth up the track flipping their pancakes at the white line
sometimes not so successfully

banana pancakes

when it was all said and done the grand champs were chefs... go figure haha

afterwards Mal and I headed over to The Water Poet also in Shoreditch for a pint and a pancake!! 
I had a delicious cured ham and aged cheese pancake 

Still riding the high of pancake day but getting in the mood of Fat Tuesday the next stop was the Ten Bells... notorious for being the place where Jack the Ripper picked up his victims.


Cheers to Pancake day and another marvelous afternoon in the London town

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