Crepe Day is held on February 2. This event in the first decade of the month February is annual. Help us
Crepes get their name from the Latin word Crispus, meaning undulated and crinkly or from the Greek word, Crispos, which means wrapped or rolled up. Using wheat flour to make crepes became quite popular in the ninth century. Buckwheat flour was used to prepare them prior to this.
Who invented crêpes? The dish was created out of a mistake made by a 14 year old assistant waiter Henry Carpentier (1880–1961) in 1895 at the Maitre at Monte Carlo's Cafdé Paris. He was preparing a dessert for the prince of Wales, the future king Edward 7th, (1841-1910) of England.
Another version is that: the history of crepes dates back to 13th century Brittany, France. It seems a housewife there accidentally dribbled some thin porridge onto a hot, flat cooktop. Since people back then weren't inclined to waste even their smallest cooking mistakes, she ate it. The rest, as they say, is history.
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