Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Le Boulanger, La Boulangère, et le Mitron

Those who know their French revolutionary history will appreciate this story (and will catch the allusion in the title of this post). It seems that the boss of Les Boulangeries Paul is the father of the boss of La Maison Ladurée, the home of the chic (and expensive) macarons that one takes as gifts to the hosts of Parisian dîners en ville. Father and son do not see eye to eye on politics, the dad being an outspoken Fillon supporter and the son not. Hence;

« Le président de la Maison Ladurée ne s’associe en aucun cas à l’annonce politique faite ce matin par M. Francis Holder. » Dans la grande maison des macarons, le message est clair : « La Maison Ladurée respecte la liberté de penser de l’ensemble de ses collaborateurs, qu’elle soit politique ou religieuse. Cela relève de la sphère privée. »

Mom stands with her boy and not with her husband.

6 comments:

Alexandra Marshall said...

This is the Frenchest thing to happen all month.

bernard said...

Just brilliant, Art. I Love the cover, it could have been a New Yorker cover

Anonymous said...

But when did Madame Holder urge people to eat brioche?

JCW

Edouard said...
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Edouard said...

Is this the harbinger of a Ladurée-Trogneux mac(a)ron axis?

Lapinot said...

Let's hope it's not a harbinger of suicide in Brussels.