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La Chandeleur: Crepe Day!

Posted by Rebecca Anderson on March 3, 2018 at 5:30 PM

La Chandeleur Crêpe Day is on Feb. 2nd. It is the halfway point between winter and spring. Crepes represent the golden sun that the French can’t wait to see in the springtime. Crepes originated in the Bretagne (Brittany) region of France.


There are two types of crepes: sweet (crêpes sucrées) and savory (crêpes salées or also called la galette de sarassin) .

The savory crêpes are made of buckwheat flower (le blé de sarassin. ) My crepe recipe is a mix of the two: still a bit sweet but made with a mix of flour and buckwheat flour in order to make it a bit hardier (and healthier).

Today, you will still meet many Briton families who own creperies in Paris and all over France.


In class, we had la crêpe au sucre (sugar sprinkled on top), la crêpe au Nutella and la crêpe au citron.


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