Rosa Parks’s Pancake Recipe Is Now Yours


The contents of civil-rights hero Rosa Parks’s estate are currently being auctioned as a single lot by UES auction house Guernsey’s, and in addition to a postcard from Martin Luther King, Jr., and a trove of personal items is a recipe for "featherlite pancakes," handwritten by Parks on the back of a bank deposit envelope. The "featherlite" of the recipe’s name refers to a kind of self-rising flour made by Alabama’s Glister Milling Company; you can just use all-purpose. The secret ingredient? One-third cup of peanut butter. Head over here and jot it down. [AP via Gothamist]