In this photo taken in 1951, British housewives toss pancakes in skillets as they run through the streets of Olney, England, in the community’s annual race which follows a 500-year-old tradition. via reddit
Frontispiece from William Augustus Henderson, The Housekeeper’s Instructor, 6th edition, c.1800. This same picture appeared in the very first edition of c.1791and it shows the mistress presenting the cookery book to her servant, while a young man is instructed in the art of carving with the aid of another book.
I often wonder what it would have been like to live under wartime food rations. People were encouraged to grow their own food as a patriotic effort! This is a great article, with photos, and a bonus video of Granny Doris!