You may be familiar with the King Cake tradition in New Orleans, but have you ever tried the French galette des rois ?
Baked throughout the month of January to celebrate the Epiphany, galette des rois is a delicious frangipane-filled puff pastry cake that hides a small porcelain trinket called a fĂ¨ve (literally: broad bean). The lucky guest who finds the trinket in his share becomes king or queen for a day.
The galette des rois is traditionally shared at home with relatives, at school with classmates, or even at the office with coworkers.
This year, the French expat association FranĂ§ais du Monde Ă Vancouver is bringing this age-old celebration to Vancouver, complete with storytelling, singalongs, children’s activities, and networking over coffee or tea for the grown-ups.
Join us on January 30 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Ecole Secondaire Jules-Verne (5445 Baillie St.) to share the galette des rois.
Admission is $5 (free for FranĂ§ais du Monde Ă Vancouver members and children under 12).
See you there!
Image credit: Pierre Touzel – FdM Vancouver