Crêpe Day, and more — La chandeleur, et plus

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Lemon and Sugar Crêpes

Impossible to miss the date this year. La Chandeleur, Crêpe day, which happens this coming Saturday. I like crêpes too much. In fact, so much so that this year, I am proud to have somewhat spread the word, and wrote an article about our scrumptious crêpe tradition for the Boston Globe.

Interested in hearing more?

Have a look at the article on how to Make great crêpes in a snap in the Boston Globe Food Section of Wednesday Jan 30, 2008, and see a recipe for Lemon Sugar Crepes, les crêpes citron-sucre. So be ready to flip and snap on Saturday: make crêpes and eat them fast, preferably with your fingers, making sure to lick every single sticky sugar mark left around your mouth.

The best part, don’t you think?

Then on another note, I was pleased to be invited to speak at Boston University last week, in a food writing class part of the Masters of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy. What a fun experience! Thanks Sheryl for inviting me!

Check out one of the students’ post here. Et mille mercis.

Posted in Breakfast, Dessert, French Inspired, Fruit


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  2. hi Bea
    found your blog last week and I have spent the last few days looking at the amazingly beautiful photos of all that yummy food.
    my hubby likes me borrowing his computer now (I made him the strawberry crumble and the rhubarb tart), although I have to eat something before I start reading otherwise I get too hungry!
    I really enjoyed seeing all the beautiful photos of tasmania, being a native I think it is easy to forget how beautiful our state can be….. especially when busy with everyday life. I’m looking forward to seeing and making more of your yummy creations, and reading about your food adventures!

  3. Delicioso….can’t wait to try that recipe. You’ve inspired me yet again – gorgeous shot.

  4. Merci de me rappeler que c’est la Chandeleur! La crepe citron sucre est aussi ma preferee. C’est etonnant de voir que c’est si peu repandu aux Etats-Unis…c’est bien de partager la recette!

  5. I am eagerly waiting for saturday! And this time I have got mom to flip them with me!! They look wonderful Bea!

  6. juste pour te dire que je passe toujours, même muette par manque de temps et que cette fois, chandeleur (ma fête, en tant que bretonne pur beurre) me donne une envie irrésistible de te piquer ce petit bol de réconfort!

  7. I am another one of the Boston University food writing students. Thanks so much for your inspirational talk. It really was a memorable class.

  8. Why don’t we have things like “crepe day” in the US?

    I think I’ll combine crepe day with world nutella day (Feb 5th) and make myself some nutella filled crepes.

    Us vs. Food

  9. chouette de voir que la chandeleur se fete meme quand on n’et pas “a la maison”. Chez nous aussi (Angleterre, pres de Brighton) on va faire des crepes demain soir…a la creme de marron et chantilly (c’est les origines ardechoises qui resurgissent). Bon Apetit a tous…ensuite on passe aux bugnes?

  10. is there really a World Nutella Day?! too good an excuse to miss, I shall celebrate in style…and the kiddies too I’d think 🙂

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  12. Ohhh I wish i could eat that Crêpe rite now!!!it looks wonderful!