Too Awesome To Eat: One Dad’s Pancakes Could Save The World
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, providing the crucial fuel every young person needs to grow and learn. But one creative father - and likely contender for the title of "world's greatest dad" - has found a fantastic way to not only fill his kids' stomachs in the morning, but to teach them a thing or two about animals while he's at it.
You might say that Nathan Shields is the "Picasso of Pancakes." Instead of cooking them into the standard circle-ish shapes most parents make, he crafts intricate works of art for his two young children, Gryphon and Alice, that are both delicious and educational.
"Each week we choose a theme for the pancakes, and try to learn a little something each time," Shields tells The Dodo.
For his most recent creations, Shield delves into the wonderful world of primates - producing six animal portraits for his kids to learn from.
"I'm a primate fan myself (though I wasn't familiar with the siamang), so we'll probably do a series of monkeys at some point," Shields says. "It's fun to have a breakfast that doubles as an educational art project to share with my kids."
When it comes to primate pancakes, Shields even offers a little tip on pairing:
"These go well with bananas."
Check out more of Shield's awesome pancake creations on his website here.