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Can I cook like … Emmanuel Macron

The French president is fond of cordon bleu and a whole lot of fruit

There’s an old American saying that before you judge someone, walk a mile in their shoes. This gave rise to a joke almost as old, which is that once you’ve done that, you can do what you like, because they’re a mile away and you’ve got their shoes. In any case, it’s not true. If you really want to understand someone, you eat what they eat.

Centrist hottie and French president Emmanuel Macron is one of the new breed of youngish politicians who are very pretty, only with the distinct vibe of the Love Interest Who Turns Out To Be Evil in a romcom. His favourite food is cordon bleu: not the culinary training centres in which the world’s best chefs are made, but a dish of meat or poultry, or both, wrapped around cheese, then breaded and deep-fried. The dish and the cookery school have the same namesake: the blue sash worn by the highest order of knights in the old French monarchy, intended to connote excellence.

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