NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREPES DAY
Serving up a light and airy dish, March 22nd annually recognizes National Bavarian Crepes Day.
Bavarian crepes are a delicious, very thin pancake-like dessert. They are typically made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour, then filled, rolled, and then often topped with a glaze, fruit, chocolate or whipped cream. In Bavaria, crepes are called palatschinke. While similar to a French crepe, the Bavarian crepe batter doesn’t need to rest before using.
Both types of crepes lend themselves to delicious desserts and fresh breakfast settings. They even make for a light brunch with a savory touch. However, crepes shine when it comes to delivering delicate and beautiful desserts. Whether they are filled with cream, mousse, or jams, the results are almost always spectacular.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BavarianCrepesDay
- Try your hand at making this delicate dish. It’s worth taking up the challenge.
- While you’re at it, invite some other chefs into the kitchen, too!
- Enjoy one of the following recipes and have a wonderful day:
- Give a shout-out to the chef who makes the best crepes.
- Use #BavarianCrepesDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BAVARIAN CREPES DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar continues to research the origins of the sweet food holiday.
March 22nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History
The first Stanley Cup championship series begins. Montreal defeats Ottawa.
The National Football League (NFL) officially adopts the 2-point conversion rule. The rule gives the offense the option to scrimmage after a touchdown from the 2-yard line to the endzone for 2 extra points versus kicking for a single extra point.
At the age of 14 years 10 months, Tara Lapinski becomes the youngest World Figure Skating Champion. Less than a year later, she would also become the youngest Olympic figure skating gold medalist when she competes at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.
The first international pillow fight flash mob took place in 25 cities around the world.
March 22nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays
Randolph Caldecott – 1846
The British illustrator is known for his contributions to children’s literature and his influence was so far-reaching that the American Library Association created the Randolph Caldecott Medal in his honor to award the most distinguished picture books created each year.
Ruth Page – 1900
The legendary ballet dancer and choreographer was an international trailblazer in the world of dance.
Louis L’amour – 1908
Louis L’amour’s frontier novels bring western North Dakota and rural living to life. Along with short stories and poetry, his novels Hondo, Walking Drum, and Last of the Breed are some of his most popular works.
Yayoi Kusama – 1922
The Japanese contemporary artist rose to prominence during the 1950s incorporating what is now her trademark polka dots into abstract forms, canvas and everyday objects.
William Shatner – 1931
The Canadian actor of stage and screen became a pop culture icon when he was cast in the role of Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek in 1966. Shatner has also put on the director’s hat and published several books. He is also known for his role as Denny Crane in Boston Legal.
James Patterson – 1947
The prolific American author has written over 100 best-sellers. Patterson writes a variety of genres including science fiction, thrillers, and mystery. Among his best-sellers are books from his Alex Cross series.
Andrew Lloyd Webber – 1948
The British composer of 21 musicals first brought the world Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1967. Since then, he’s stunned us with award-winning hits on the West End and Broadway including Evita, Cats, and Phantom of the Opera.
Stephanie Mills – 1957
The Grammy-winning actress, singer-songwriter dazzled audiences in 1974 as Dorothy in the musical The Wiz on Broadway. In 1981, she won the Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for the song “Never Knew Love Like This Before.”
Elvis Stojko – 1972
The Canadian figure skater is a three-time world champion who took home two silver medals at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics.
Reese Witherspoon – 1976
The award-winning actress made her film debut at the age of 14 in 1991’s The Man in the Moon. Since then, Witherspoon has tackled a variety of genres including comedy (Legally Blonde), dramatic musicals (Walk the Line), science fiction (A Wrinkle in Time), and horror (American Psycho).
Gabrielle Roy – 1909
Wolf Blitzer – 1948
Bob Costas – 1952
Dexter Fowler – 1986