Food Poem – Jack Kerouac

“The world you see is just a movie in your mind.
Rocks don't see it.
Bless and sit down.
Forgive and forget.
Practice kindness all day to everybody
and you will realize you’re already
in heaven now.
That’s the story.
That’s the message.
Nobody understands it,
nobody listens, they’re
all running around like chickens with heads cut
off. I will try to teach it but it will
be in vain, s’why I’ll
end up in a shack
praying and being
cool and singing
by my woodstove
making pancakes.”


Savory Corn Pancakes

I’m not sure how I started making these pancakes. My addiction to recipe, cooking shows, food writing makes sources difficult to trace. My daughter asked to learn how to make this when visiting on break from college. She made the pancakes pictured in this post. I’m a proud foodie mommy. We like the balance of savory and sweet, Deshi flavors delivered in Western form. A perfect Bengali in Indiana recipe.

  • 1 Can of Creamed Corn
  • 1 Cup of pancake mix or flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp chopped shallot
  • 1 Tsp chili pepper
  • 1 Tsp of chopped cilantro (Atiya has a complicated relationship with cilantro, omitted in these pancakes)
  • Salt, pepper
  • Milk or water for desired consistency: a loose batter will be more “custurdy/eggy”, a thicker batter more bread-like.

Mix ingredients in a bowl. Heat a pan. Add a sliver of butter or olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Adjust heat while cooking as needed to avoid burning the pancakes.

Serve with warm maple syrup or blueberry compote to balance sweet and savory. Adjust the recipe to your own taste and enjoy!

Forgive me, if this is a repeat recipe post but I promised Atiya I would post this for her to find.