Friday, January 3, 2014

Come to Chicago French Market for Three Kings Cake January 4 and be made king/queen for the day!

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Three Kings Cake (Galette)
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Several lovely family customs are associated with Epiphany. It is on Epiphany that the Christmas crèche is finally completed, as the figures of the three wise men at last arrive at the crib. In many families, the wise men are moved a bit closer to the crib every day from Christmas Day until Epiphany (January 6). Recalling the gifts to the Infant Jesus, many families exchange small gifts.

Three King's Cake (or bread) is closely allied with the traditions around the Epiphany. This date commemorates the visit the Three Wise Men made to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. A time-honored custom in France, this bread is served, garnished with the "jewels" of fruit and nuts. Usually a small clay or porcelain doll or bean is baked inside. The person whose cake contains the trinket is made king of the feast. Come enjoy this French tradition and receive a piece of cake to see if you become the king or queen for the day.

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