Pancakes for the present, pancakes for the past

  • 1998-08-06
  • Paul Beckman
There are only a handful of places that symbolize Lithuania's transition from Soviet stagnation to Western business practices while remaining a constant reminder of the past. Paul Beckman stumbled upon one speical thing that links the two concepts together: pancakes.Lithuanians are among the world's biggest pancake eaters. These round, droopy wads of flour are constantly found wrapped around just about any kind of food one can imagine in an effort to satisfy everyone's particular hankering.While pancakes have been served inside the Pilies Mena cafe for more than a century, the enormous chan...
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