Welcome to the Weekend Cook and Tell. Every Wednesday we peruse the food sections of various national newspapers to inspire a weekend cooking project. We hope you will cook along with us and share your experiences, recipes, and photos here.
This week's inspiration comes from Laura Reiley, food critic for the St. Petersburg Times and it's all about pancakes. "Pancakes are the Rodney Dangerfield of the breakfast world. They don't get no respect," she says.
Pancakes have been around since ancient Roman times and appear in sweet and savory guises in most food cultures all over the world. From the classic American diner versions to Korean pajeon (scallion pancakes) to Danish aebleskivers and Hannukah's latkes.
This week's challenge is all about pancakes. Griddle up some pancakes at home and tell us all about it! And please don't feel like you have to limit yourself to the maple syrup variety. Check out all of these regional pancake styles for some ideas. Crêpes, crespelle, blintzes, bánh xèo, dosas, the pancake possibilities are limitless!
Show us your photos on Photograzing (make sure to include "Cook and Tell" in your submission title) and tell us about your recipes here! If you'd like to blog the experience, please leave a link in the comments below. We'll post a round-up of your photos and recipes next Wednesday.