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All About Crepes

A crepe is a very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour.  But where did it originate from?  The crepe got its start in Brittany, a region in the northwest of France where it is now considered a national dish.  In the early days of the crepe, white flour was only reserved for royalty which is why traditionally crepes were made with buckwheat which is an easy to grow plant.  As farmers became wealthier, the sweet crepes began to popularize made with white flour.  

Today in France crepes are served everywhere, on the streets, in restaurants and bistros, as well as in the home.  It has become a tradition for some to make a wish as the crepe is being flipped.  It is thought to bring good luck to the crepe maker, and it must work because what better luck can you have than sitting down and eating a crepe?

Crepes vary from sweet, such as Juice Box's Nutella Banana with a healthy portion of Nutella spread, fresh sliced bananas, sweet whipped cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar, to savory such as the Caprese which is Juice Box's savory blend of cucumber, juicy red onions, aged mozzarella cheese, fresh romaine lettuce with a dash of balsamic vinaigrette topped with tasty basil pesto sauce.  Are you savory or sweet?