Galettes des Rois and the Nabatean Spice Route
Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay:
In a month’s time I shall be visiting vineyards in the Negev desert and the archaeological remains of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. Splendid remains of buildings and extensive evidence of large scale agriculture and winemaking indicate the richness of this area in ancient times.
The 1st century BCE historian Strabo described the Nabateans as being ‘temperate and industrious,’
…Continue reading here as our Master of Wine Elizabeth Gabay shares historical information on the spice route, traditions that surround the Christmas holidays in Provence, and best of all the Galettes des Rois. Cakes fit for kings which you can and should eat liberally on this day of the Epiphany for good luck.