Sunday, 2 January 2022

Galette des Rois in the Loire Valley

La Galette des Rois is a flaky pastry dessert, traditionally served on Epiphany, aka Twelfth Night, 6 January. Hidden in the pastry is a ceramic token, the fêve or 'bean'. Whoever gets the token in their piece is crowned king for the evening. Epiphany is the celebration of the arrival of the three Magi in Bethlehem, so it all makes sense. It is not a public holiday, but it is widely celebrated with the last of the festive seasonal foods before we all get back to work or school again. If you want to join us in January for this treat, send us a message.

Eating galette des rois, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Two of our travellers enjoying the tradition of galette des rois in a workers restaurant.

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