Pancakes are simple. They're diner food. Crepes are fancy. They're French-bistro food. This dichotomy has always struck me as really, really odd, because the fact is that crepes are way easier to make than pancakes. They use fewer ingredients. There are fewer bowls and tools to dirty and wash. They're faster to make. And, best of all, you can make them ahead, even by a few days, without losing quality.