If Wikipedia is to be believed, yule logs or bûches de noël were once actual logs decorated with holly and whatnot that were burned in celebration of the days beginning to lengthen after the Winter Solstice. People would then keep the ashes for protection from lightening strikes (?!?!?). These days, it’s simpler — quite literally a piece of cake.
With our exhaustive lists of addresses for awesome bakeries (our New York list has 19 addresses!), getting your bûche is easier than falling off the proverbial (yule) log.
Without further ado, where to get your bûche in:
Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année and watch out for those lightening bolts.