/ 29 March 2021

Not just a stick o’ bread…

When we think of France, we go green with envy over the thought of effortlessly glamorous French people walking around with a baguette tucked under their arms. So it’s no wonder the country has submitted its famous bread as a candidate for UNESCO’s cultural heritage status. The baguette fought off stiff competition, including Paris’ iconic rooftops and the Biou d’Arbois wine festival, with officials saying the delicious carb wand is integral to daily life. Some 10 billion baguettes are eaten every year in France – around 320 every second. Which goes up to 321/sec when we’re there… UNESCO will announce its decision in late 2022.

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