La galette des rois, a French Tradition

“La galette des rois” is a French tradition to celebrate the Epiphany, the arrival of the three wise men. Everywhere in France,  at home, at the office, and even in schools you share a galette des rois several times during the month of January .

Inside each galette is hidden a “fève”. This is a small porcelaine figurine. If you find the fève in your slice of galette, you are declared the King or Queen and you get the paper crown.

The typical galette is made of puff pastry filled with almond cream. You can find some in the Seattle area.

This year I tried the galette from Petit Pierre Bakery and Le Panier but I still need to visit Le Fournil, and La Parisienne.


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