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it could make its entry into Unesco heritage


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O. Poncelet, N. Coadou, A.-M. Belderrain, A. Sayada

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France 2

France Televisions

The French baguette may soon enter Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage. France has just submitted its candidacy. A news which makes the greatest happiness of the bakers.

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France 2 explains during the 13 Hours on Friday March 26 that France has just submitted its application for the French baguette to be part of Unesco’s intangible cultural heritage. Its recipe has never changed since its appearance at the beginning of the 20th century: 250 grams of wheat flour, water, salt, yeast, a pinch of love for tradition and a very hot oven at 270 degrees. Without counting the know-how of the baker. “A good baguette is a baguette that is well cooked, well developed, crispy, a little white on the sides“, explains Clément Buisson, manager of a bakery in Paris.

A Parisian bakery prepares a batch every 30 minutes to satisfy customers. More than 1,000 baguettes are sold there per day. Customers can not resist cutting a piece of baguette, barely out of the bakery. “It’s just good. We have excellence in that. You go to many countries, we don’t bake bread that way“, says a local resident.”This traditional baguette is a product that is in danger of disappearing. This is why we must safeguard this know-how“, Judge Dominique Anract, president of the National Confederation of French bakery and pastry. The decision belongs to the UN, which will not deliver its verdict before 2022.

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