Cooking “Galette des Rois”

How did you pick this theme or topic?

I had a study break on the same evening, so I thought that preparing the Galette des Rois with the students would be a nice way for them to learn more about this cultural event, and to do something fun which might help them to be more talkative and involved in the class. I also told them facts about the holiday in France, etc…

How did you present the material? (Handouts, group work, general discussion, student presentations, etc.)

Cooking session in my apartment
Hand outs with the recipes
Explanation of the event

How did students react?

They reacted well, they liked cooking.

Did they engage with each other and you?

Yes. But since we hadn’t seen the food vocabulary yet, they spoke English most of the time because they didn’t know how to say it in French.

What materials or media did you use? (articles, satellite tv, digital projector, etc.)
Recipe found on the internet (

Please attach a copy.
Below is the plan I had with me in class.

Would you recommend this activity for a future class?
Yes, I think they liked it but I would do it after we seeing food vocabulary.