I saw a picture on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago of bananas foster. I haven't been able to stop thinking about that picture since. It's like I have been living and dreaming bananas foster for weeks.
Because his family is a true-to-the-bone pancake family, I really wanted him to share with me the secrets to making a good pancake, thin and delicate, perfectly browned on the outside, soft on the inside. He gave me a recipe, one that he has memorized. A set of very specific instructions, the right temp, the right amount of time for frying. I followed it to a tee, and sure enough, the pancakes came out the way I had always dreamed they would.