Last week we celebrated La Chandeleur – a French tradition dear to us French people. La Chandeleur was initially celebrated as a Christian holiday known as Candlemas in English. Candlemas, also called the presentation of the Lord, celebrated the day the Virgin Mary brought Jesus to the temple to be purified 40 days after his birth. Before becoming a Christian holiday, La Chandeleur was also a time when several pagan traditions would celebrate the approach of spring and the earth’s bounty.
Today, most of the French use La Chandeleur as an excuse to enjoy some crêpes!
We wanted to make an extra special for our students!
Our bilingual school director has decided to have a culinary event in French for our 3-6 year old students. We organized a cooking session with a French chef crêpier. Our Chef Adil owns a creperie in Connecticut: “Crêpes Choupettes”. He walked us through the best techniques to make a perfect crêpes batter.
There was a lot of batter eating from our little bilingual kiddos, and a lot of excitement flipping the crêpes but most of all eating them!
Parents were as excited as children. We learned about the fanciest crêpes one can do: crêpes aux coquilles saint Jacques / scallops. Our session was all about sweet crêpes though because we know our little ones have a sweet tooth. The super star in terms of topping for our little ones was sugar and lemon.
You can find some pics of the French cooking class on our Instagram.
What is your favorite topping? Let us know if you want us to organize a « birthday cooking event for my child”.
Stay tuned for more enrichment and multicultural classes to come!