People all over France — the land of gastronomie — aren’t frantically googling how to make escargots, cassoulet, canard confit, soupe à l’oignon, ratatouille, and boeuf bourguignon. No, the French people love to keep it simple, and the food for which they most often google a recipe proves it: crêpes.
The thin little pancake, often topped with Nutella, sugar or jam, receives the most google searches for a recipe in France.
“It’s the crêpe,” confirmed Marie Tanguy, a spokesperson for Google France, to the French publication Ouest-France. “The French’s love for crêpes is unconditional and since 2007, it’s been the most sought-after recipe on Google in France.” There have only been three years that a crêpe recipe wasn’t the most searched recipe and that’s 2004 to 2006 when it was the tartiflette.
Regionally, it’s a little more specific. In Bretagne, the most searched recipe is le far breton. Elsewhere, it’s la soupe angevine in Pays de la Loire, la truffade in Auvergne, le pâté lorrain in Lorraine, la galette comtoise in Franche Comté, and la carbonnade flamande in Nord Pas-de-Calais.