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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.

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