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Breadwinner: French baguettes score coveted UNESCO heritage status

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced Wednesday that the French baguette has been added to its list of intangible cultural heritage.

The “artisanal know-how and culture of baguette bread” was inscribed into the list as part of the 2022 additions, which also included manual bell ringing in Spain and the practice of modern dance in Germany.

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French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the addition to the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list by hailing the baguette as “250 grams of magic and perfection in our daily lives,” while also hailing it as a French way of life.

“The baguette is a daily ritual, a structuring element of the meal, synonymous with sharing and conviviality,” Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO, said about the French staple. “It is important that these skills and social habits continue to exist in the future.”

Bakery owner Florence Poirier puts baguettes in to a bag that reads, ” the real taste of bread,” for a customer at a bakery, in Versailles, west of Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. The humble baguette — the crunchy ambassador for French baking around the world — is being added to the U.N.’s list of intangible cultural heritage as a cherished tradition to be preserved by humanity. UNESCO experts gathering Wednesday Nov. 30, 2022 in Morocco decided that the simple French flute deserved U.N. recognition. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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The baguette started being called that name around the 1920s and grew in popularity in France and around the world throughout the 20th century.

Bakeries in France make around 6 million baguettes a year, per Le Monde. The report also said that baguette consumption is in decline and hundreds of bakeries in rural parts of France close every year.

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