The backstory to France's galette des rois, a dessert with medieval roots

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The culinary tradition of galette des rois, celebrated on Jan. 6, Christianity's Epiphany Day, unites many French families. Baked into each dessert is a small feve or figurine of a child, sometimes said to be the baby Jesus. Whoever finds the feve in their slice becomes king for the day. Reporter Leo Hornak has the story from Paris. 

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