As with many festivals in France the French will mark the feast of the Epiphany on Saturday by eating. Whereas Christmas Eve is all about oysters and foie gras, January 6th is all about the Galette des Rois (King’s Cake). So what is a Galette des Rois? It’s basically a frangipane tart made with pastry, butter, ground almonds and a few extra ingredients that will stretch the already bursting waistline for one final time before the January dieting begins. Why is it in the news this week? Because the French love their culinary traditions and none more so than the Galette des Rois, which they scoff down on January 6th each year to mark the feast of the Epiphany -- when the three kings (allegedly) turned up to give gifts to Baby Jesus. The tradition of eating the cake dates back to the 14th century. According to tradition the cake was to draw the kings to the Epiphany. Interestingly during the French Revolution the name was changed to “Gâteau de … [Read more...] about Galette des Rois: All you need to know about a French tart fit for kings
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Produced by Clare Friedland, Lourdes Aguiar, Elena DiFiore and Shoshanah Wolfson [This story previously aired on July 15, 2017. It was updated on Dec. 29, 2018.] Matt Herren still struggles to make sense of what happened the night of Oct. 12, 2012, when his close friend, Ryan Poston, was killed. "I think about him every day," Herren said. "You don't think something like that is ever going to happen to someone you know." "Is there something I could've done that could've prevented that? And I know a lot of people in his life had to have felt the same way," Herren told "48 Hours" correspondent Peter Van Sant. How did things spiral so out of control between Ryan and his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, that she shot him to death -- insisting it was to protect herself? "What was lost when your friend was shot and killed?" Van Sant asked Herren. "He's the type of person that you want in your life," he replied. "Not just a friend, but a loving son, a protective, adoring older brother." "He had … [Read more...] about New murder trial for Shayna Hubers: Why did she shoot Ryan Poston six times?