Part of the Maslenitsa festival in London, an authentic culinary experience "The Majestic Pancake" — exploring the history of the holiday — took place in London on February 15.
Author and food expert Karina Baldry had prepared 160 pancakes for the guests, as well as fusion fillings, such as slow-cooked ragu, roasted Georgian vegetables and salmon.
"Maslentisa is all about reveling, eating and having fun," Ms. Baldry told Sputnik.
This year Maslenitsa celebrates its tenth anniversary in the British capital, introducing Brits to a variety of customs dedicate to the "old and charming Russian holiday."
One of the oldest Slavic festivities, Maslenitsa is celebrated during the last week of February, right before the Great Lent. If you want to do Maslenitsa right, you need to be prepared to eat lots of pancakes, which can be served with sour cream, caviar, berries, jam or other toppings of choice.
Pancake flipping and eating is also celebrated by Brits and is part of the Pancake Day festivities that fall on Shrove Tuesday, observed by many Christians in the UK. Many pancake lovers took to social media to demonstrate their 'flipping' skills.
Pancake day is one of my favourite days of the year. Passing on my pancake flipping skills to the next generation. Also proud of our HNC student who led a fab workshop looking at mental health today too. pic.twitter.com/l2VgfLU4nS— Laura Anne Mackay (@lauraannebeth) February 13, 2018
Flippin' Heck!! Here is Sarah's attempt to win the pancake flipping competition. Call in to Ta Med Da this lunchtime and have a go yourselves! Happy Pancake Day everyone 😀 pic.twitter.com/W9QWxdH2QN— IEC at Aberystwyth (@IECAber) February 13, 2018
Pancake races where particpants are meant to flip and run and at same time took place all over Britain.