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Crêpes and Galettes, France

These delicious dark chocolate crepes are made with fresh cherries and Greek yogurt. Grace Chan/Monument Open/ Getty Images
These delicious dark chocolate crepes are made with fresh cherries and Greek yogurt. Grace Chan/Monument Open/ Getty Images

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For a country that invented fine dining, the crêpe is astonishingly simple. There are two basic varieties, the savory galette made from dark buckwheat flour and the white-flour crêpe reserved for sweet treats. Both were traditionally eaten in Brittany in the northwest of France, but immigrants from the region brought the quick-cooked griddle cakes to Paris, where everyone from street vendors to Michelin-starred restaurants, serve the classic dish.

The traditional filling for a savory galette is country ham and melted Gruyere cheese washed down by a dry cider. The complète version of the galette includes a fried egg with a sumptuously runny yolk [source: Lebovitz]. For a sweet crêpe, there's always the hazelnut-chocolate spread Nutella (my personal favorite) or strawberries and cream, but don't miss out on salted caramel or the simple pleasure of powdered sugar.

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