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Pancake Week

Answer Key

1. When did the tradition of Pancake Week begin? During the Middle Ages.

2. What was the reason for Pancake Week? To use up luxurious foods like eggs, milk and butter before Shrove Tuesday

3. Pancake week is celebrated in different ways in different places. Which two towns celebrate in the same way? Olney, England and Liberal, Kansas.

4. In Russia, what do blini represent? Blini are symbols of the sun (golden, round and warm), representing the end of winter and the coming of spring.

5. What are some other names for pancakes? Battercakes, blini, blintzes, crepes, flapjacks, griddlecakes, hotcakes, johnnycakes.


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