What is a galette and why are we talkin' 'bout em?
A galette, as defined by Wikipedia, is "a term used in French cuisine to designate various types of flat round or freeform crusty cakes"
But on January 6th of every year, a very special galette will be made all-across the francophone world: THE Gallete des Rois* (*à la frangipane)** (**with almond filling).
The Galette des Rois is a typical french tradition amongst family and friends that requires...sharing.
The cake gets serve on the Christian holiday of Three Kings' Day (commonly known as Epiphany), held every January 6th. Families and friends will gather around the table to get their piece of the galette, with the hopes of retrieving the tiny religious figure.
What you do while you're deemed king of the day is totally up to you.
In conclusion, January 6th's crusty-puffy-Joey-Tribbiani-Frenchy pastry cake may turn you into a loser (in the best way possible <3), or into the most powerful person in your family (in the worst way possible :/ )
Is your family game for a little competition?
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