Grim times have befallen the pancake. In days of yore they were as much of a morning staple as a black cup of coffee. But lately, chain diners have sullied the pancake's reputation, serving up homogenous, thin, tasteless, soggy concoctions merely meant to absorb imitation syrup so sweet one can barely taste anything beyond sugar after the first two bites. Worse, because of these lowered standards, we fear the creation of a generation of home cooks who aspire to nothing more ambitious than... More >>>