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January 04, 2014


In one of our favourite bakeries, you could buy a single slice of galette des rois, and every slice contained a fêve! We used to indulge, and I still have a few around, mostly little Maries and Josephs, my favourite one though, which I keep in one of my pockets as a kind of talisman, was a little pottery miniature galette des rois! This struck me as rather charmingly post-modern in a patisserie kind of way, a mise en abyme of galettes des rois!

Your apple star looks very nice. I'd not heard of those millefeuille things called Napoleons.

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Who was Cassandra?

  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.