Crepes world day: how to celebrate this tasty day with Veroni deli meats

Crepes origins: the history of a delicious mistake

The origins of crepes date back to 13th century in Brittany, France, where it seems a housewife inadvertently dribbled some thin porridge onto a hot, flat cooktop. Even then, food waste was a hot topic and people used not to throw away food, even food born by mistake: that’s why people ate it anyway.

A similar story applies to buckwheat crepes, which are hearty and earthy. In the 12th century this ancient grain was introduced to Brittany. As in the previous story, the thin buckwheat porridge spilled over and became instead a thin, crispy crepe. What a delicious change in texture for which we can only be grateful!

According to the French culinary tradition, buckwheat crepes are served with savory stuffing while the more milded wheat crepes are served with fruit and other sweet ingredients.

When to eat crepes?

If you want to follow the French tradition, you have to eat crepes on La Chandeleur day, that falls on Feburary 2nd, which marks exactly 40 days since Christmas and the the middle day between winter and spring. As you know, there is a similar holiday in US that occurs on the same day: Groundhog Day.

In our opinion, we should celebrate La Chandeleur day every day! This dish, delicious in its sweet version and even tastier in its savory one, is always the right choice, from breakfast to the midnight snack.

Savory crepes recipe

Needless to say, crepes’ savory version is our favourite, especially if filled with our authentic Italian charcuterie. An example? Try this yammy and gourmet recipe: Salame Milano & Ricotta Cheese Crepes, that pairs our Italian classic Salame Milano with another well-known Italian cheese. The sweetness of Salame Milano meets the salty and soft texture of crepes creating a unique and tasty mix. Not too hard to make these crepes, so why not give them a try?

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