• Veronique Massonneau was Member of Parliament for Vienne (EELV) from 2012 to 2017.

  • She is one of the twenty candidates and candidates for season 10 of the

    Best pastry chef

    launched this Thursday at 9:05 pm on M6.

  • The sixty-year-old, whose specialty is “the revisited lemon meringue pie”, told

    20 Minutes that

     she appreciated Mercotte in particular: “She is very simple, she has poise and sparkling eyes.

    This reassured me immediately.


A UMP deputy cackles while an elected ecologist speaks at the microphone in the hemicycle.

"Stop, that's enough, I'm not a hen!"

», She is indignant before the President of the National Assembly, Claude Bartolone, suspends the meeting.

The behavior of this cockerel "is not acceptable," he thunders.

This scene of ordinary sexism took place in October 2013 and caused a lot of talk at the time.

"As a member of the delegation for women's rights, I could not let it pass,"

Véronique Massonneau

says today at

20 Minutes

, targeted by these mocking cries.

My mandate was not just about that, but when people ask me who I am, I recall this anecdote, people remember it.


The former member for Vienna, aged 61, will be able to leave behind this barnyard story. From now on, she will be able to remember the good memories of her interlocutors by telling them about her participation in the

Best Pastry Chef

. She is one of the twenty candidates for the tenth season launched on M6 this Thursday at 9:05 p.m. “My son signed me up without my knowledge. When the person in charge of the casting called me, I thought to myself, why not? But I had a little hesitation about the media exposure. "

On the other hand, there is no doubt about her pastry skills acquired thanks to… her defeat in the legislative elections of 2017. Véronique Massonneau, who now works as a consultant in the environmental field, then begins to devote time to sweet specialties and begins to watch

Le Meilleur pâtissier

" diligently ”.

"The aplomb of Mercotte"

“I don't really like to eat pastries, but I like finding a recipe, imagining making it, looking for the right products, using nice equipment and sharing nice things,” she explains.

His speciality ?

“The lemon meringue pie revisited with different pockets,” she replies.

I especially like to innovate.

This weekend, for example, I made a sugar, coffee and hazelnut pie.

It was really good.


Did Cyril Lignac and Mercotte appreciate his creations? We will have to wait for the broadcast to find out… What we know is that Véronique Massonneau was a little afraid of Mercotte before going on the set. Concerns dispelled upon arrival. “She is very simple, she has poise and sparkling eyes. This reassured me immediately, "smiles the candidate, insisting on" the benevolent atmosphere "of the show.

She also really appreciated the new host, Marie Portolano, whose documentary on sexism in sports journalism,

I am not a slut, I am a journalist

, struck a thunderclap in the spring.

“I found it very interesting.

I talked about it with her off camera, ”slips Véronique Massonneau.

Her feminist commitment has remained pure sugar.


"The best pastry chef" will now be broadcast on Thursdays on M6


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  • Sexism

  • Europe Ecology The Greens (EELV)

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