January 6, 2020

Happy La Fête des Rois in France

La Fête des Rois or Epiphany is Celebrated January 6th. Epiphany is a Christian holiday that celebrates the arrival of the wise men at the Nativity where Jesus was born. While this is a widely celebrated holiday throughout the world, France has some unique traditions in their celebrations, especially when it comes to the food.

During la Fête des Rois, families gather together for a dinner and traditionally eat a galette des Rois, which is a pastry cake filled almond paste. Hidden within the cake is a bean, though most families will substitute a small toy instead. The person whose slice of cake contains the bean or figure gets a prize, usually a crown.

Here is a recipe for the galette des rois!