Baguettes should be national treasures of France

The French baguette should be listed as a Unesco cultural treasure.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said that “the baguette is the envy of the whole world.”

He is supporting the a group of French bakers that are appealing to the SICH (Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage) for such a move.

The SICH meets annually to evaluate nominations from around the world.

Last year Italy’s Naples pizza, was protected by the United Nation’s cultural body last year.

The bakers say it is not just the name and shape, but the recipe and ingredients that need to be enshrined. French breadmakers have voiced concern about mass-produced imitations that are coming into the country.

What’s already made the list?
UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage is different from its register of places, known as World Heritage Sites.

Instead, this list focuses on traditions – mostly crafts, music, dance and cuisine. Yoga, Spanish flamenco and Tibetan Opera have already made the grade, as have Belgian beer culture and the gingerbread craft of northern Croatia.

New Zealand has decided not to take part in the list.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Odd but baguettes are cool

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

french bread!!!

Cypress
Cypress
2 years ago

Yummy 🍞😏👌

Hugh
Hugh
2 years ago

Baguettes are tasty

Mia
Mia
2 years ago

I love baguettes!! I think that they should, but maybe don’t make a big fuss about it. Baguettes are the treasure of France, after the Eiffel Tower, of course.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Baguettes are delicious.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

funny and very odd

Rhyda
Rhyda
2 years ago

How weird!

Yum yum
Yum yum
2 years ago

Yummy I like baguette ham sandwiches with avacado yummy yes

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