It's pancake day in the United Kingdom, also known as "Mardi Gras" or "Fat Tuesday" in the United States. It's the tuesday before Lent and in the UK it's common historically to eat pancakes because of the ritual fasting that occurs during Lent. Why pancakes you ask? The ingredients, such as flour, sugar and eggs, are easily available but also commonly restricted during Lent. Pancakes, however, are not flapjacks but crepes. Once you get past that minor cultural miscommunication, the day is lovely. Here's something to get your appetite going.