The French baguette was given UNESCO World Heritage status on November 29, 2022, as the UN agency granted “intangible cultural heritage status” to the tradition of making the baguette and the lifestyle that surrounds them. Photo: AFP/File
The French baguette was given UNESCO World Heritage status on November 29, 2022, as the UN agency granted “intangible cultural heritage status” to the tradition of making the baguette and the lifestyle that surrounds them. Photo: AFP/File
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Upper crust: UN puts France’s baguette on cultural heritage list

  • The UN said the decision honours more than just bread; it recognises the ‘savoir faire of artisanal bakers’ and ‘a daily ritual’
  • France’s ‘Bread Observatory’ notes that the French eat an average of half a baguette per person per day

The French baguette was given UNESCO World Heritage status on November 29, 2022, as the UN agency granted “intangible cultural heritage status” to the tradition of making the baguette and the lifestyle that surrounds them. Photo: AFP/File
The French baguette was given UNESCO World Heritage status on November 29, 2022, as the UN agency granted “intangible cultural heritage status” to the tradition of making the baguette and the lifestyle that surrounds them. Photo: AFP/File
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