You thought the French food fest was over now that Christmas and New Year’s Eve was behind us? Think again. With the arrival of January comes a national obsession with the "galette des rois" – the “king cake.”
But the pleasure brought by a "galette des rois" isn’t merely due to its delicious taste – it’s also the anticipation of wondering whether you will be the lucky one to discover la fève, a tiny charm, buried inside one of the slices. If you are, you’re “king for a day” and take your place in a 700-year old French tradition.
Per my family's tradition, who wins the charm, must make the next "galette". Thus, it is a good excuse to eat a "galette" every week end.
Learn how to prepare it and keep the French tradition alive.