For « la Chandeleur » (Candlemas), many French homes are making crepes. Learn about the origins of this tradition. How many of these 16 facts about “la Chandeleur” / Crepes Day did you know? Test your knowledge and learn a bit of French along the way! I’ll also share with you my grandmother’s recipe for sweet crêpes – they are delicious!
Vocabulary and Spelling of the French Words mentioned in this episode
une crêpière = a special shallow pan to make crepes
une crêperie = a restaurant where you eat crepes
un ours = a bear
Février = February
Une chandelle, une bougie = a candle
« À la Chandeleur, l’hiver se meurt ou prend vigueur. » = “On Candlemas Day, winter either dies or becomes stronger”.
« Rosée à la Chandeleur, l’hiver à sa dernière heure. » = « If there is dew on Candlemas Day, winter is ending. »
Crêpe sucrée = sweet crepe
Crêpe salée = savoury crepe
LINKS and RESOURCESRecette Crepes
- Read my written version of this episode: http://frenchyourway.com.au/chandeleur
- French Voices, Episode 10: Pop-Up Crepes, a delicious growing adventure: www.frenchvoicespodcast.com/episode10
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