This Telegraph story has been making the Internet rounds today:
It is an admission that is verging on sacrilegious for a French president. But
Nicolas Sarkozy's top chef has revealed that the French head of state has
banned cheese from the table at the Elysée Palace.
Charles de Gaulle once famously declared: "How can anyone govern a nation
hat has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?"
The fitness mad Mr
Sarkozy has chosen to remove the source of De Gaulle's angst from
his sight, according to presidential chef Bernard Vaussion, who is cooking
for his fifth French head of state.