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Pancake Sentiments and Porsche-ing Through the Snow

  • Kempt Staff


Panned: On the occasion of yesterday’s National Pancake Day, Slate explores the food’s inextricable link to breakfast.

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Nordic Tracks: One man. One 1966 Porsche 911. And the majestic expanse of Norway’s North Cape.

Characters Wanted: Bench & Loom’s Men of Character series reminds us why guys like Sir Edmund Hillary and Tazio Nuvolari are still considered icons to this day.

Dusting Off: The Continental Breakfast

continentalbreakfast_crop.jpgCopyright Bill Ewing

As connoisseurs of history, we sometimes find styles, habits and turns of phrase from the past that we wouldn’t mind bringing back to the present, Doc Brown-style. This time around, we’re dusting off the continental breakfast.

We like rituals. Pomp. Circumstance. The more accoutrements—the silver service, the folded napkin—the better.

And while the standard breakfast ritual has been whittled down to “coffee and something else,” we’d like to make room for something a bit more elegant. Nothing that would involve any elaborate stove work, just a bit of culinary ceremony at the start of the day…or what is commonly known as the continental breakfast.

Allow us to elaborate»