I can’t believe I almost forgot to post today about one of my favorite pâtisseries: la galette des rois!
Today is Kings’ Day, which means aspiring royals all over France will be tucking into frangipane-filled puff pastry, hoping to find the fève in their slice. The lucky recipient is crowned king or queen for the day. For more information on this flaky (in the pastry sense) tradition, check out these previous posts.
Also — after all that talk about holiday cards in my previous post, I wanted to share mine with you:
These sentiments join my heartfelt greetings expressed in my new quarterly newsletter, which I launched yesterday! Read all about my book launch in Rome, adventures and restaurant tips in la France profonde, a recipe for bean soup, and lots more in the first edition.
Meanwhile, we have friends coming round for dinner tomorrow, so I’m off to poach some pears in red wine. Happy Kings’ Day to you all — and bon weekend!