Flying Flapjacks: The History, Science, and Worldwide Reach of the Humble Pancake
Taught by Jonathan Soma
Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He co-founded the Brainery, is the sciencey half of Masters of Social Gastronomy, has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin, and loves Waffle House about eighteen times more than you.
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Spend an evening getting a more thorough pancake education than you've ever gotten from I.H.O.P.! Johnnycakes, hotcakes, griddlecakes, flapjacks: whatever you may call them, pancakes are a delight. Those sweet, thin breads are hiding more history, etmology, science and geopolitical intrigue than you'd ever think.
After we hit the basics we'll take a spin beyond the American breakfast table, watching pancakes pop up throughout world cuisine. The comforting potato latke, the stunning Japanese okonomiyaki, the fragile French crêpe. Pancakes defy categories and span meals; you could sit down to dinner with the savory support of Ethiopia's sourdough injera, then finish off your meal with a dessert of walnut-stuffed Korean hotteok.
Find out what makes pancakes tick: how they work, what makes them rise, and tips and tricks for turning them out in the kitchen. We'll also answer the important ingredient-selection questions: what's the story with gluten-free pancakes, and what potatoes should I pick for latkes?