There was a brief period of time when every one of my meals consisted of a giant stack of pancakes slathered in syrup and my own tears. Why? Because I’m poor and the only food I had in my apartment was pancake mix after an overzealous at-home brunch with my roommates. I welcome your judgement.
Had I known about the several small but noticeable variations in pancake ingredients around the world that are outlined in this graph, however, my sad breakfast-for-dinners could have been an experiment in global food culture – a taste test of worldly morning meals, if you will. Instead, I fat shamed myself while faceplanting into a heaping lump of poorly made flapjacks and then went to bed.