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The baguette will it soon make its entry into UNESCO’s cultural heritage? Symbol of French know-how, it could still shine a little more with this touch of recognition.
France has just submitted its candidacy for the baguette France is part of the intangible cultural heritage of Unesco, reports France 2, Friday March 26. 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, it’s a baguette which 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. More than 1000 baguettesy are sold daily. Gourmets cannot resist the temptation to start a bit 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 baguette of tradition 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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