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NaNoWriMo #20


When planning his new restaurant, my uncle travelled all over the world.

“And you know what they had everywhere?” he said, whisking the batter. “Pancakes.”


“Pancakes. There’s so many culinary traditions, but everyone has pancakes. In Eritrea, it’s savoury and used as a plate. In Indonesia, they have serabi. In France, crepes.”

“Why’s that?”

“Pancakes are hard times food. The cheapest ingredients. A culture’s food shows its history, and everyone’s had hard times, too.”

“Hard times food?” I asked. “You charge £60 for your pancakes.”

He shrugged. “That’s because when people are rich, they can afford to be stupid.”

3 comments add one below

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    D.M. over 9 years ago

    True enough! Good one.

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    Jim M over 9 years ago

    Sexy bit of drabbling, very well constructed -balanced perfectly

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    Jamie Clapperton almost 7 years ago

    Hope his pancakes taste really good at that price!(The Drabble did) :-)

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