King Cake finds its way to Portugal during the 19th century when Confeitaria Nacional opened as Portuguese monarchy’s official bakery in 1829. The cake is round with a large hole in the centre, resembling a crown covered with crystallized fruit. The characteristic of this cake is a fava bean and a small prize (usually a small metal toy). Tradition dictates that whoever finds the fava has to pay for the King cake next year.The inclusion of the prize has been discontinued under EU rules, for alleged safety reasons since mid-90s.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014

La sconosciuta 2006

Irena: I'm in one of those places where you walk and you walk, and you are always at the starting point, and you do not know where the exit is. If you get out, every step you take is a mistake. I've made so many mistakes, one life is not enough to pay for them all. To believe that for someone like me, in the end, there could still be a future, that was my biggest mistake.