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French baguette given UNESCO protection

Freshly baked news: the baguette, the long, crusty loaf bread that is a delicious staple of French life, has been awarded special protected status, placing it in a culinary pantheon alongside other regional food delicacies from around the world.

The Confederation of French Bakers sought the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage designation for the famed baguette.


Ian McPeek competes at the Olympic Oval Fall Classic at the University of Calgary, September 2022. Photo courtesy of LuvCan Photography.