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U.N. deems French baguettes essential to humanity's culture

By Annabelle Timsit

30 Nov 2022 · 2 min read

Editor's Note


Lovers of France's iconic, long bread loaf: Rejoice! The baguette has now earned special recognition by the United Nations as an integral part of humanity's cultural heritage.

That is to say, the culture and craftsmanship of baguette-making and consumption was added by UNESCO, the Paris-headquartered United Nations agency for culture, to a list that offers not just international recognition, but the option of applying for funding to preserve this "intangible" heritage for future generations.

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