January 6 King Cake – Today’s French
La galette des Rois – January 6 King Cake
In this lesson, you will find
- to know about the tradition behind ‘la galette des rois’
About la galette
La galette des rois is traditionally served on January 6th. Galette des rois is often translated by King’s cake in English. Cake is a gâteau, not a galette. You do find gâteaux des rois at epiphany time in France. However, the galette with almonds is the one you’ll find in most bakeries, especially in Paris.
Further your French – Allez plus Loin