I love 'em, those French and their cheeky shops. The chocolatier Joël Durand has a shop that just reeks of class and, er, chocolate; you'd think he was part of a huge chain with all his specially printed boxes and tissue paper.
There's a universe of difference in attitude between us when it comes to service; don't ask me why, it's a bit more of a vocation with them. I'd feel quite happy going to work at the Folie Du Pain... How couldn't anyone? What a beautiful place. Full of attitude and all of it friendly.
So there's now a few more, and still I have to paint a few more. I'm making up sauces – very French – for the background colours, so I can slop them on nice and thick.