The Dyed Red Queen

The Fantastic Fogey
3 min readSep 18, 2020

Marie-Antoinette uttered the most famous food recommendation of all time when she said “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche”. Referring to the starving peasants of her nation, Antoinette suggested “Let them eat cake.”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi updated that phrase to, “let them eat ice cream” when she appeared on the Late Show with James Corden enjoying high-priced frozen dairy treats earlier this year. In the segment she said she was “dealing” with the quarantine associated with the pandemic by indulging in her love of decadent desserts.

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The Fantastic Fogey

Husband, father, and generally good-natured conservative essayist.