Crepes originated as “galettes” in Brittany, a region in the Northwest of France, the “galettes” were used by the Bretons as a substitute for bread.

Summer wheat would not grow on the cliffs of Brittany, but the black wheat flourished there so the Bretons made use of it in the form of galette.

Galettes, along with curdles milk and a couple of potatoes, formed the diet of the Bretons, and when times were hard they were the only thing available to eat.

Over time, they became a signature treat of the region, with their fame and fans having since spread across France and out into the wider world.