Mountain View's French Clubs had lots of fun to celebrate the French culinary tradition "Galette des Rois".
"In the beginning of January, French bakeries are filled with a special cake: la galette. Much more than just a cake, this pastry is a beloved tradition that traces its roots back to the Roman Empire. 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?"❊
The French Clubs 1 and 2 in Mountain View had lots of fun to celebrate "Galette des Rois" this week. The tradition is that one porcelain peace is hidden in the cake and the lucky person who discovers it in his/her piece of cake is celebrated as the King or Queen of the day. ( We had 2 queens this year!)
*"La Galette des Rois: the French King Cake", May 5, 2015: http://frenchfoodintheus.org/1059