The Modern Broad Bean


These tokens are found inside the galette des rois, a pastry that is shared at this time of year.  The one who gets the token, which originally was a broad bean, is crowned king or queen and is supposed to offer the next round of pastry, a means of partying the whole month of January.

I guess I have eaten several pieces over the years.  Not bad, considering I had no idea this existed until I was in my twenties.  The recipe varies from region to region.  My favourite is the puff pastry with frangipane version.

I would not recommend this method for choosing the one to be in charge.  Nevertheless, broadly speaking, modern elections do seem to be more like a lottery than a choice.  Or am I full of beans?




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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

2 responses to “The Modern Broad Bean”

  1. fatoscan says :

    Dear DJD to be honest I dont know what to write . I dont know anything about the broad beans . Coming to theelections , you might know about the election results in Turkey , as you consider it like a lottery I will say it is the worse lottary in the world which exists in Turkey with the bad luck .

    • djdfr says :

      It is a feeling I had, as if we place our bets (vote) and then we wait til evening to find out which horse won. But I am not counting on them to change the world. 🙂

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