Baguette new on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage

Baguette new on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage

Baguette, famous French coffinis added to the list of intangible cultural heritage of the United Nations.

A baguette is an oblong traditional French bread made only from flour, water, salt and yeast.

The decision was made by experts from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) who met this week in Morocco.

This year, under the presidency of Morocco, the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee is considering 56 nominations for inclusion in the list of intangible heritage from November 28 to December 3.

Baget, hleb (Unsplash)

The French Ministry of Culture has previously warned of a “steady decline” in the number of traditional bakeries. In the last 50 years, around 400 bakeries have closed each year.

The head of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, said that this decision did not only honor French bread, but also artisanal bakeries and an “ancient ritual”.

“It is important that these craft knowledge and social practices can continue to exist in the future,” added Azoulay, a former French culture minister.

Source: Beta

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