Uzhgorod mini-sculpture of Napoleon

Mini-sculpture of Napoleon
Mini-sculpture of Napoleon

Uzhgorod mini-sculpture “Napoleon” appeared relatively recently. It was opened on July 5, 2018. It became the thirty-fourth mini-sculpture in the city. The author of the work is Mikhail Kolodko. Commenting on the installation of the sculpture, Mr. Mikhail said that he was looking for an image that would be recognizable to all tourists, both from Ukraine and abroad. Installed this sculpture near the bakery DICK, which is located at: m. Uzhgorod, street Koritsanszky, 6.

The French Emperor himself never visited the capital of Transcarpathia. However, in the 1960s, in Transcarpathia, in particular, near Uzhgorod, they shot the film “Waterloo” about Napoleon.

At the opening of the monument everyone was treated cakes «Napoleon». This is probably why many journalists decided that this mini-sculpture was intended to symbolize this popular cake

Historians still argue about the origin of the name of this cake. According to one version, the name of this delicacy comes from Italy from the name of the city of Naples. The French claim that the name still refers to Napoleon Bonaparte. At the same time, they have as many as two versions. According to the first – Napoleon III ordered the cook Francois Verennes to make such a cake and name it after his uncle – Napoleon Bonaparte. According to the second, romantic version, Napoleon Bonaparte himself ordered A pastry to impress Josephine de Beauharnais.

An interesting story related to the latest version of the origin of the name cakes tells in his book “Uzhgorod – the world capital of mini-sculptures” Nadezhda Popadyuk. According to legend, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered a special cake for the chef To impress Josephine de Beauharnais, and gave him one night to come up with a new unique recipe.

Lyagup’er’s wife was born in Uzhgorod, and at the age of 18 moved to live in France, where they met and later married. She was very beautiful and elegant, loved the color white and wore long layered dresses. It was the woman’s style that inspired legoupierre to create a cake made of puff pastry translated with cream, and it was She who came up with the name “Napoleon”for it. As a result, this piece of pastry art became Josephine’s favorite cake for life.

Recipe cake Shopiere sold worldwide with the common name “Napoleon.”

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