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It is a typically French tradition to celebrate l’Epiphanie: this holiday celebrates the day on which the three kings Gaspard, Balthazar and Melchior came to pay their tribute to the world-famous baby born just a couple of weeks before. In French those wise men go by the cool name of Les Rois Mages (the Magi). Though this holiday has lost much of its religious significance in most French families, it has gained a sweeter, much more buttery one in the bargain: on the day of the Epiphany, families share a Galette des......

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A crêpe is to Paris what pizza is to New York City.  Crêperies can be found in every corner and on virtually every street.  There are several areas around the city where the concentration is particularly high and crêperies line the streets.  How in the world does one choose!!  As a historically indecisive person, I’ve been faced with this same dilemma.  Allow we to shed some light on a few nuggets of information that may aide in at least knowing what to look for and what you want.  C’est parti!...

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La Galette des Rois is a French tradition that has been around for centuries. From the fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution, the customs and reasons behind this celebration have seen many transformations. Today, these thin, frangipane filled pastry puff cakes adorned with a golden crown can found displayed in patisserie windows across France throughout the whole month of January....

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