The country is falling to Islam but the French get upset over a sandwich.
French fury as celebrity chef adds forbidden ham and mozzarella to pan bagnat
A celebrity chef has provoked outrage in Nice by adding honey chicken, ham and mozzarella cheese to a cherished local speciality, the “pan bagnat”, a bread roll traditionally filled with tuna, olives and egg.
Thierry Marx, a Michelin-starred exponent of molecular gastronomy, was accused of desecrating the Riviera city’s proud culinary tradition by offering patrons of his restaurant at Nice airport a choice of ham and mozzarella or honey chicken fillings, in addition to the traditional ‘pan bagnat niçois’.
One furious Niçois tweeted: “Where’s the whipped cream? Band of Nazis!”