The Baguette: A French Staple Recognized by UNESCO

The baguette has been added to UNESCO’s “intangible cultural heritage” list. The inclusion celebrates the French way of life.
2. The baguette is a daily ritual, a structuring element of the meal, and synonymous with sharing and conviviality. The exact provenance of the baguette is not known, but it is believed to have originated in France.
3. The baguette as we know it today was only officially named just over 100 years ago, in 1920. Standard rules about what classed as a baguette were put in place in 1920, including a fixed price. By the middle of the 20th Century, the baguette had won over the country.

By Evey Lovelace

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