French Baguette Wins Special Status By U.N.

  • UNESCO’s director general, Audrey Azoulay, told CNN the bread product’s newly recognized status honors “tradition,” “craftsmanship,” and makes sure that the “artisanal way of baking” is “passed on to the next generation.”
  • “It’s kind of a way of life,” Azoulay said. “There is always a boulangerie nearby, you can go and buy fresh affordable bread, and you meet people, meet with bakers; it’s an essential element of social cohesion.”
  • “This will make people realize that this regular baguette they know very well is something precious,” she said. “It comes from history, and it has character, and it’s important to make the public aware of this, to be proud of it.”
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