Your Kingdom for a Day • La Galette Des Rois

Your Kingdom for a Day • La Galette Des Rois

This is a popular French pastry filled with almond cream that celebrates the holiday of Epiphany on the 6th of January, the visitation of the Magi to the baby Jesus.

This is a very popular tradition all over France among friends, work colleagues, family and at school. A “fève” – it used to be a bean, now a small figurine – is hidden in the galette before baking. The lucky person who gets the “fève” is crowned king or Queen and chooses his/her King or Queen among the other guests and gets to wear a crown.

Watch for that fève when you bite into it.

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Sylvia is a freelance journalist based in France, focusing on business and culture. A valued member of the France Media editorial team, Sylvia is a regular contributor to our publication.

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