Eat The World #1: France


Photo by Luxe Palmer

By Luxe Palmer, Co-Editor-In-Chief

Welcome to Eat The World, a new Instagram-based series from the Cuisine section of The Bear Truth, bringing you multicultural recipes you can make from home!

We’re starting off this series with our first country: France and its iconic versatile dish, crêpes. Invented in 13th century Brittany, the Crusades brought back buckwheat flour, which allowed patissiers to create paper-thin pancakes that evolved into an international sensation. France even has a national holiday devoted to crêpes: La Chandeleur is on February 2, historically celebrated to recognize Christ’s introduction at the Temple, and to finish off the wheat stock of the previous year, they would make crêpes to symbolize good luck for the next harvest.

Recipe: Classic Crêpes

1c flour
1/2c milk (any kind or alternative)
3/4c water
3 tbsp melted butter
3 eggs

Whisk all ingredients thoroughly, then refrigerate the batter for at least one hour.

Pour batter thinly onto a nonstick crêpe pan or greased skillet, and spread with a crêpe dowel or spatula.

Cook each side 10-20 seconds, until very lightly golden.

Watch our video on Instagram on how to make crêpes at @prhs_bear_truth, and stay tuned for more Eat The World episodes!