Calgary Stampede pancakes get international twist at Stephen Avenue event
Calgary Stampede teams up with SAIT to celebrate cultural diversity with pancake tasting
Free pancake breakfasts have been a Stampede tradition for more than 85 years, but this year SAIT teamed up with the Calgary Stampede to do things a little differently.
Hundreds of hungry Calgarians lined up along Stephen Avenue for SAIT's #PancakeParade, a tasting event that featured pancakes from around the world.
"I think it's great," said SAIT chef Bruno Lesage, who customized the recipes. "Every country around the world has a form of pancake or another. It gives people the opportunity to try a different type of cuisine."
Volunteers cooked up Venezuelan cachapas, Swedish potato pancakes, Eastern European blinis and Korean kimchi pancakes. The Stampede's renowned western pancake rounded out the tasting.
SAIT public relations specialist Melanie Simmons was impressed by the lunchtime turnout.
"It's the first time we've done this and we're really excited to see the energy and enthusiasm from the public that's stopping by, and the interest in trying something new."