December 30, 2003

I Almost Got to Wear the Kings Crown..
No, unfortunately it wasn't the crown of a royal family.
In France, they have a traditional cake called the galette des rois, around Christmas time. It used to be eaten just on January 7th (Epiphany), but now you can get them anytime around Christmas. There are two types, the traditional with almond flavoured paste in it, and the brioche.
The family that I'm staying with had the traditional one tonight (we had a brioche one earlier this week) after dinner. Each cake has a little figure in it, and the person who gets the figure in their slice is the king or queen and gets to wear a crown.
I was almost the king tonight. I switched slices with someone, and they got the little figure. Oh well, maybe next year...

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