La galette des rois – French King Cake

King Cake Dec2013 WWOZ

King Cake Dec2013 WWOZ (Photo credit: Infrogmation)

The tradition of Tirer les rois that is to say to “Find the King” at the beginning of the New Year has survived the fall of the Roman Empire, the Middle Age and the French Revolution. Why so? Is it the great taste of the pastry, the change of roles for one day, the significance of this event, the satisfaction of finding the lucky charm, la fève? Everyone has their own interpretation, from the frangipane lovers to the youngest child at the table that has the right to decide for who is the next slice to the lucky charm collectors, everyone has his reason to love this tradition.

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