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  • Dougie

Let them eat cake?

I know, I know ,,, Marie Antionette probably never said, "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche!"

The doomed queen couldn't have been the source. Marie didn't arrive in pre-Revolutionary France until 1770. The book in which the apocryphal quote first appeared was written, however, in 1765.

Les Confessions, an autobiographical work by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (if you really want to know) seems to have been somewhat "economical with the truth". The tenuous connection to anything close to the truth about Marie Antoinette Josèphe Jeanne may in fact be an 18th Century version of Fake News!

But that's not my point.

This is.

We have an 'artisan bakery' now. With a French baker, real bread and pastries.

At the Chisolm shopping village in south Canberra? Sacre Bleu! (as I'm almost certain no self-respecting French person actually says).

The bakery is called L’épi. It's Instagram feed is here @lepibakery.

It's fab.

After a week locked indoors, working from home with 'Not-COVID', I am as happy as the proverbial cochon ...

Joyeux Noël mes amis!

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