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Pancake : a global history

Author: Ken Albala
Publisher: London : Reaktion, 2008.
Series: Edible.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Round, thin, and made of starchy batter cooked on a flat surface, it is a food that goes by many names: flapjack, crêpe, and okonomiyaki, to name just a few. The pancake is a treasured food the world over, and now Ken Albala unearths the surprisingly rich history of pancakes and their sizzling goodness.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Albala
ISBN: 1861893922 9781861893925
OCLC Number: 225875993
Description: 127 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction : what is a pancake? --
Comfort food --
Celebration --
Street food --
Working-class food --
Fine dining --
Afterword --
Recipes.
Series Title: Edible.
Responsibility: Ken Albala.

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Round, thin and made of starchy batter cooked on a flat surface, the pancake is a food that goes by many names: crepes, flapjacks and okonomiyaki, to name just a few. This treat is a treasured food  Read more...

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Albala perfectly marries [his] occupational penchant for facts with an innate literary style. His personal musings on the definition of the pancake often mirror a one-man, Socratic approach to Read more...

 
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