samedi, février 02, 2008


Today, Feb 2nd is the Chandeleur, or Candlemas in English. You're supposed to eat crêpes and the main tradition is to flip it over with a coin (a Louis d'or) in your hand to have prosperity for the rest of the year. His mom has an original gold coin that was her dads. Here is the back, you can see the date, it says 1859.
On the front is Napoléon III. Here it is next to a penny for comparison.

Here I am trying to flip the crêpe with the coin in one hand... this one sadly ended up on the floor but I perfected my crêpe flipping talent and the next one was perfect ;-) Money for me this year!
And here is Mystery Guest, I think having French blood helps, that and years of practice!

1 commentaire:

The Late Bloomer a dit…

Looks like such fun! Would you believe that in the five years I've been living here now I've never actually celebrated le Chandeleur? I don't know why that is, I've just never had the opportunity, or people haven't spoken to me a lot about it. And yet it seems like such a great tradition, like the galette des rois!

Admittedly, I'm more a fan of les galettes de sarrasin than actual crêpes -- I don't like it when they're too soft and chewy. But I know I have had some good ones in the past... It's just tough to find a really good crêperies!