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    February 2 – Time For La Chandeleur (Crêpes)

    Put away the galette des rois recipe, it’s time to make the crêpes. The story of the French galette and the crêpe begins with religious and secular customs, the seasonal calendar and candles. Legends say that that these round pancakes represent the sun and that spring begins in February; and that to ward off moldy seeds to be sown in the spring, a galette is made with last year’s buckwheat. Legend also says that around 492, Pope Gélase I, is known to have offered crêpes as nourishment to pilgrims who walked to Rome for a religious event forty days after Christmas. And I thought a crêpe was just a modified…