Today I’m going to talk about a French tradition, la Galette des rois. I’m a week late, but I hadn’t received the waxworms so, that’s that. And, to be honest, we usually eat it for a longer period of time, but, only once a year.

It has a whole religious context, but it bores me to explain it all, I just want to get to the eating part and the insects part. I’m really sorry if you wanted that theology lesson.

Waxworms

The Galette des rois is a French pie made with frangipane, I have no idea if that’s an English ingredient, and Google wouldn’t translate it for me any other way, maybe it’s too unique.

The twister today is that it also had waxworms in it. I was told they had a very sweet and nutty taste, which seemed perfect.

I missed out on the theology lesson, but I’ll still give you the entomology lesson. Waxworms are actually small moth larvae that live in honeycombs, they’re one of beekeeper’s worst ennemies, but a great friend for entomophagists because of their wonderful taste.

As I described earlier, the Galette des rois had a nutty touch to it thanks to the waxworms, which, in my opinion, was really great.

Galette des rois

I would really love to tell you all about the recipe, but I’m actually not a great cook, so I’m not even going to try and “translate” French cuisine. But, if you’re really interested, you can look it up on my sister’s Instagram account, she is really good at making pastries and she’s the one who did all the hard work here, I just added the waxworms, took the pictures, and ate it all! Here is the link to my sister’s Instagram account.

Again, I’m sorry for the people who follow my 60 day bug challenge on a daily basis, for missing yesterday’s article, but I did not fail the challenge, and tomorrow is Insect Tuesday!

I’m just going to go ahead and rate my dessert. On a scale from 1 to 10:

  • The Waxworm “Galette des rois” will get an 8/10. Why? You may ask… Because it was my first “galette des rois” of the year, and I quite enjoy eating it, plus the waxworms only improved the general taste with their nutty flavour, so I am not disappointed.

If this is the first article you’re reading, I’ll ask you to go back to the main article by clicking here, to find out loads of other cool bug related food during this challenge.

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