THEY GO TO CREPE SCHOOL IN FRANCE

Created: Monday, 17 February 2014

17th February, 2014

Since arriving in Castlemaine from France 18 months ago , Remi Rauline has put what he learnt about engineering at University behind him and taken up the good life based on what he learnt at L'ecole des Maitres Crepiers in Brittany.

Remi maintains that it was the romantic notion of travelling the world with a crepe maker that changed the course of his life.

"The world is serious enough and I needed a break from my work of creating sustainable suburbs in Europe and South America – freedom and a different lifestyle is what I craved.

"I went to crepe school in France with all sorts of people who wanted a life change including a butcher, a lawyer and even a gigolo.

"I like cooking and I love people and I find crepe making, especially at events, a great way to connect with communities," he said.

Crepe making has a long tradition going back 8 centuries during the French crusades when troops came back from Jerusalem with a new seed, the buckwheat, which grew well in Britany.

Remi says that Central Victorians have taken well to his crepes and that he is kept busy on various market days.

"People tend to buy what they know - crepes - and after a few months move on to the traditonal galettes.

"Australia could so easily have been French. It’s no wonder crepes are popular.

"I am just bringing the French gastronomy 200 years after la Perouse met the first fleet in Botany Bay," he said.

Remi has not completely abandoned his engineering expertise. When not cooking crepes, he is working with a recently formed think tank on developing sustainable suburbs around Castlemaine.

"Castlemaine strikes me as incredibly advanced with a very welcoming community so it has been a pleasure to make it the centre of our new life," he said.

Remi cooks for cafes and businesses and does special event catering. You can sample his crepes and galettes at the Maldon Market on Sunday 9th March, 2014.

The Maldon Market is proudly sponsored by the Maldon and District Community Bank and Ocatgonal Resources and bought to you by the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre.

For more information contact Alex Fisher, Market Coordinator, Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, 0417 540 176 or go to www.maldonnc.org.au

 

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