He is fighting for his political survival in his homeland, but the famous British prime minister, Boris Johnson, can offer some consolation: He has been immortalized as a croissant in Kyiv.
And, by all accounts, Boris Johnson’s croissants, crown with undulating meringue and a scoop of vanilla ice cream representing the Conservative politician’s unruly blond hair, are selling out fast at Zavertailo Bakery, a famous cafe and bakery in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
“Boris Johnson is not only a prime minister but also a croissant seller,” wrote Zavertailo Bakery in a blog post. Instagram post last month, explaining that they wanted to pay homage to the prime minister and his unwavering support of Ukraine with a pastry “inspired by British apple pie and Boris Johnson’s glamorous hairstyle.” .”
In Britain, Mr Johnson is facing the biggest challenges of his political career after narrowly escaping a vote of no confidence last week in which he fought a mutiny by members. The Conservatives put his political future in doubt.
In the past, the chronically erratic Mr Johnson has deployed his trademark talent and uncanny political charisma to help get him out of trouble. This time, however, his popularity has plummeted amid revelations that he and his senior aides held parties at 10 Downing Street in violation of anti-proliferation rules. government translation. More than 40 percent of Conservative lawmakers voted against him in an unexpectedly large rebellion.
But more than 1,500 miles away, Mr. Johnson has emerged as a folk hero in Ukraine, where his fierce criticism of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin has helped him garner fans around the world. Barbecue world and more.
In southern Ukraine, a town near Odesa named a street after him. The president of Ukraine has hailed him as one of the country’s most trusted allies. And now Boris Johnson’s breakfast snack.
“A bakery in Ukraine has paid tribute to our ardent Prime Minister with a very special bun,” said The Daily Telegraph, a conservative British newspaper.
Stanislav Zavertailo, the 43-year-old owner of Zavertailo Bakery, said by phone from Kyiv that he wanted to commemorate the British prime minister, who was one of the first to supply lethal defensive weapons to Ukraine and pressed for it. Western allies impose more financial sanctions than sanctions on Russia.
He said the croissant, made with vanilla custard, baked apples and Italian custard, was conceived in part because of the potential to use meringues and cream to recreate what he calls “crazy hair” ” by the prime minister.
To thank the United States, he hastily added, the bakery has also created a New York-style cheesecake with cherries, chocolate and poppy seeds – but reminiscent of President Biden in the form of a cakes, croissants or pies proved too taxing.