French connections – Our daily bread: France seeks UNESCO heritage status for the baguette

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We have talked about the baguette several times on French Connections, but there is some exciting news for this quintessential symbol of France! The government has proposed the inclusion of basic bread in the UN register of intangible cultural heritage. The list aims to protect traditions, knowledge and skills so that they are not lost over time, with Belgian beer culture or Neapolitan pizza just two examples. But if the French baguette is so popular, why does it need protection? We take a closer look. .

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