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French bakers want UNESCO designation for baguettes

[quote]Bakers say the UNESCO listing would protect a know-how that has passed through generations and shield the baguette from imposters around the world.

[quote]The UNESCO "intangible heritage" marker - meant to recognize oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals and methods of traditional craftsmanship - already covers ancient methods of making flat breads in Iran and Kazakhstan.

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by Anonymousreply 1302/22/2021

When I was a kid in the 1970's we NEVER said baguettes we said FRENCH BREAD.

by Anonymousreply 102/20/2021

Yes R1 But it was NEVER called French bread. It's called BAGUETTES!!!

by Anonymousreply 202/20/2021

In the 1970's we NEVER said PASTA we referred to all of that as NOODLES.

by Anonymousreply 302/20/2021

CNN is late, France made this request at least 2 years ago

by Anonymousreply 402/20/2021

What is Italian bread called?

by Anonymousreply 502/22/2021

Uh, it's flour, salt, yeast and water.

by Anonymousreply 602/22/2021

Why aren't they calling it the Euroloaf

by Anonymousreply 702/22/2021

the french take themselves way too seriously

by Anonymousreply 802/22/2021

I mean it's not like cheeses or wines or olive oils or hams that come from certain regions. Or am I wrong, do the French use a particular French wheat flour and French yeast to make their bread? C'mon now with all this pretentiousness!

by Anonymousreply 902/22/2021

^. It has to be made with cigarette stained fingers and a jaunty beret.

by Anonymousreply 1002/22/2021

I'd take a freshly baked Kaisersemmel over this French mediocrity anytime! And ever since the bread box was invented baguettes also became very impractical for storing - you can't even put the damn things in without breaking them in half first.

by Anonymousreply 1102/22/2021

I'm down. A freshly baked baguette is the merde.

by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2021

Have you ever heard the shortest joke in the world?

“Pretentious? Moi!?!”

by Anonymousreply 1302/22/2021
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