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Old Jan 4, 16, 10:12 pm
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Anyone having galette des rois over the next few days? My husband celebrates epiphany, so we pick up a galette, usually at Payard. I will be ordering later today, and picking up on the 6th.

How about you? Do you make your own? Pick one up somewhere? Go to a relative's? I must admit, the frangipane is addictive . . .
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Old Jan 5, 16, 1:17 am
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I ordered one Saturday for Sunday at my local artisanal boulangerie. It was delicious as always.
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The one from Picard is just fine for my taste. We have one both on the "amended" date for epiphany (first Sunday) and one on the traditional date (Jan. 6). And if afterwards Picard puts them on sale, I grab some more
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The one from Picard is just fine for my taste. We have one both on the "amended" date for epiphany (first Sunday) and one on the traditional date (Jan. 6). And if afterwards Picard puts them on sale, I grab some more
Oh, delicious! I love the idea of picking up extras on sale! I had noticed that Payard has them available through Sunday, and wondered what that was about. There is an "amended" Epiphany day? And here my husband has always told me it's the twelfth day of Christmas and all that . . .
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The one from Picard is just fine for my taste. We have one both on the "amended" date for epiphany (first Sunday) and one on the traditional date (Jan. 6). And if afterwards Picard puts them on sale, I grab some more
Mon Dieu non! If you have access to a real boulangerie you mustn't shop at Picard! There is such a massive difference in quality between industrial galletes and hand made artisanal offerings.
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Mon Dieu non! If you have access to a real boulangerie you mustn't shop at Picard! There is such a massive difference in quality between industrial galletes and hand made artisanal offerings.
OMG, complètement d'accord, rien à voir !!!! Dying for a real galette right now...
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I was looking at recipes and how-to videos on youtube, thinking I would be brave this year, and attempt to make one myself. Not. Happening. Payard is good enough, and the Columbus Circle branch is within walking distance. Last year, the feve was a small Le Creuset pot. No idea what it will be this year.

Payard a misé elle sur une grande couronne dorée, et une collaboration avec la marque d’ustensiles de cuisine Le Creuset. Des magnets aux couleurs de cette dernière seront dispersés dans les galettes à la frangipane. Et si vous tombez sur le magnet jaune, vous gagnez une casserole en fonte ! Comptez 24$ pour une 4 personnes, 36$ pour 6, et 48$ pour 8. 1293 3rd Ave (Upper East Side); FP Patisserie at The Plaza Hotel, 1 West 58th Street. (Midtown); 3 Columbus Circle, 58th and Broadway (Midtown), 116 West Houston Street entre Thompson St. & Sullivan St. (Greenwich Village) ou 210 Murray Street (Battery Park)

http://frenchmorning.com/ou-acheter-...rois-new-york/

ETA:The feve this year is a wedding cake!

Les pâtisseries Payard proposeront des galettes classiques à la frangipane à partir du 2 janvier. Trois tailles existent : la petite, pour quatre personnes (24$), la moyenne (six personnes, 36$) et la grande (huit personnes, 48$). On peut aussi les commander sur le site pour une livraison à partir du 5 janvier. Chaque galette est vendue avec une couronne, et la fève sera en forme de gâteau de mariage, nous dit-on.
http://frenchmorning.com/galette-des...new-york-2016/

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I will try to pick one up on Friday. Love those things.
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There is an "amended" Epiphany day? And here my husband has always told me it's the twelfth day of Christmas and all that . . .
In places where there is no public holyday for Epiphany, local Catholic bishops can move it to the first Sunday after Jan. 1st. That's the case in France.

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The one from Picard is just fine for my taste. We have one both on the "amended" date for epiphany (first Sunday) and one on the traditional date (Jan. 6). And if afterwards Picard puts them on sale, I grab some more
Mon Dieu non! If you have access to a real boulangerie you mustn't shop at Picard! There is such a massive difference in quality between industrial galletes and hand made artisanal offerings.
Well this year we cut the poire en deux, a "real" one last weekend, and Picard's today...

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I overdosed on Galette des Rois yesterday. So delicious. I ate 3 slices and am now sweating almond paste. I'm good for another year...
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OMG, complètement d'accord, rien à voir !!!! Dying for a real galette right now...
Moi aussi! I wonder if my local bakery has any... I already know it won't be as good as the real thing though.
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I overdosed on Galette des Rois yesterday. So delicious. I ate 3 slices and am now sweating almond paste. I'm good for another year...
Must have been some good Galette des Rois!

Happy Epiphany, everyone!
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Moi aussi! I wonder if my local bakery has any... I already know it won't be as good as the real thing though.
I tried checking on frenchmorning.com, but they only have NY, San Fran, LA, and Miami editions. Sorry.
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I tried checking on frenchmorning.com, but they only have NY, San Fran, LA, and Miami editions. Sorry.
As usual... the Midwest gets no love (just like with a lot of cheap ticket deals). Anyway, thanks for checking!
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Yes, but you guys have Kringle.

Actually, for that matter, I have never even see Galette des Rois before - how does it compare to Kringle?
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