mathematical pancakes

5 March 2003

a day late i find out about the mathematics of pancake tossing. but i’m not convinced it would make any difference to my turning them over with a fishslice method anyway.

and seeing as i spent seven years studying university level maths and haven’t got a clue how the formula would help i don’t see many other people finding it illuminating either. it’s not my maths skills that are lacking, it’s just that even if i know exactly what the angular velocity of my pancake should be how exactly am i going to get it right? my pancakes don’t come with speedometers. perhaps i’m not making them right.

[there’s much better maths and science of cooking featured in the how to dunk a doughnut book.]