Discover Delicious French Traditional Recipes For The New Year
The first of many delicious French traditional recipes enjoyed in the New Year is the “galette des rois” (Kings’ galette). It is a cake traditionally shared at Epiphany, on 6 January which brings many families and friends together every year. Many people queue at their favourite bakery to get their galette and many also enjoy baking it. The Galette celebrates the arrival of the Three Wise Men in Bethlehem.
There are quite a few interesting traditions around it, like “la part du pauvre”, la “fève”, and the paper crown. That is not the only Epiphany cake in France, as some regions have a different cake, but the Galette is the most common one. Discover these traditions and learn to make your own galette at Almaje, in French of course.
Another French Tradition Not To Be Missed In February
Crêpes are eaten all year round, especially in Brittany, the region where crêpes originated. But they are “mandatory” at “La Chandeleur” as most French people will tell you! La Chandeleur is more than a catholic religious holiday (Candlemas), 40 days after Christmas on February 2. It is also an older pre-Christian special day marking the midway point of winter. Today’s Chandeleur is a mix of both of these traditions and a day dedicated to eating crêpes!
The next “official crêpe day” will be on “Mardi Gras” (Shrove Tuesday). Once you know how to make them, you will be able to have a crêpe meal with family and friends anytime. And you will not confuse crêpes and pancakes!
Learn how to prepare crêpes, cook them and flip them the right way! And know the traditions around crêpes.
Book early to secure the opportunity to live à la française in Camberwell on January 22.
Contact us as soon as possible.