Thin pancakes stuffed with an array of sweet or savory ingredients, crepes are a versatile dish with international variations.
- French crepes can be found in white-tablecloth settings or on the streets of Paris. Uptown versions include orange zest and Grand Marnier, while more casual preparations are filled with Nutella and bananas or strawberries and cream.
- Baltic and Russian varieties are stuffed with a Ricotta-like cheese and slathered with house-made jams like lingonberry, bilberry, raspberry, apple, or sea buckthorn.
- Jianbing are the latest Chinese snack to become popular stateside. Their soft, eggy outside is filled with a crispy cracker and gooey, umami-rich sauces.