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Dear Dr. Duax,

The entertaining reminiscences by Lawrence Katz (Vol. 3, No. 3, p. 1) recalls the gastronomic linkage between the names Bunn, Hamburger and Fankuchen. However, the link with Fan is much more direct than the "word play on Fan cooking" he suggests. It is simply this. Change spelling slightly, "Pfannkuchen", but pronounce the same, and you have German for "pancake".

Andrew R. Lang