I have always enjoyed French cinema and I thought it appropriate to celebrate it for French week as France is considered by many to be the birthplace of cinema.
It all began with the Lumière brothers who held the first known film screening on December 28, 1895, at Salon Indien du Grand Café in Paris.
Though there is much dispute over whether the Lumière brothers invented the cinématographe or just patented it, it is clear France had a huge impact in the evolution of cinema.
The 1970′s were another important and influential time in French cinema as Cahiers du cinéma was founded by André Bazin. Cahiers du cinéma was a French film theory magazine that not only started the careers of greats like François Truffaut and Jean Luc Godard, but helped launch the entire French New Wave movement.
François Truffaut from listal
Jean Luc Godard from Business Insider
We have decided to arbitrarily make this week French Week. We will only be blogging about French and French inspired things. To get things started here’s an adorable animation called, “Le Banc.”
For the last week I’ve been rediscovering my love for all things French, by which I mean I’ve been watching a lot of films starring Louis Garrel and drinking wine.
I decided to try my hand at making crêpes. I found a basic recipe for whole wheat crêpes here. I stuffed them with chèvre, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, and spinach.
For my first attempt I used Ener-G Egg Replacer and almond milk, because I don’t usually keep eggs or milk in the house. The first batch was really dense, so I bought eggs, but kept the almond milk. The second batch was more successful, but still not as thin as I would have liked.
Even so, the crêpes tasted delicious. I will certainly have to try these again, with different fillings.