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Liverpool’s annual Pancake Day Race is back


Liverpool’s traditional Pancake Day race returns to celebrate Shrove Tuesday. Pitting the city’s top chefs against each other, flipping the kitchen for the outdoors it’s a battle for glory.  

Held at the gardens of Liverpool Parish Church on Tuesday 25 February, the chefs must make a pancake that will allow them to compete in laps around the gardens of St Nick’s Church, while also flipping their pancake. To batter the competition, the pancake must be thick enough to withstand the outdoors, but light enough to be flipped cleanly, and without falling from the pan.

The winner receives bragging rights and an engraved pancake pan, presented by the Rector of Liverpool, reverend Dr Crispin Pailing.

The origin of pancakes on Shrove Tuesday lies in the tradition of using up remaining fat and dairy products before ‘fasting’ began in Lent. Although people rarely give up dairy products in Lent today, many Christians still keep the tradition of giving something up as a way of preparing themselves for Easter.

The chefs confirmed so far are; Arvin Metro from Pullman Hotel, Gary Puskas from Love thy Neighbour, Netti Beqa from Ma Boyle’s, Jordan Axworthy and Charlie Martin from Aloft Liverpool, and Nerea Torres Romo from Silk Road.

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