Unesco recognition sought for baguette

Confederation of French Bakers submits application for baguette to be added to UN rankings of intangible treasures

21 February 2021 - 00:04 By

The baguette — a mix of wheat flour, water, yeast, salt and a pinch of savoir faire, and as much a symbol of France as the Eiffel Tower — may soon join Unesco’s listing of cultural treasures.

Bakers say the traditional craft loaf, whose purchase from the local bakery has for decades been a ritual in French daily life, is being pushed off shop shelves, even in France, by frozen bread sticks made on giant assembly lines...

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