You're damn right it should.
That would just open the flood gates for every ethnic dish to be listed as a cultural treasure because what makes French Bread superior to a Venezuelan Arepa for example?
> and the gingerbread craft of northern Croatia
Although I have Croatian parents I had to look this up. Never heard of Croatian gingerbread.
Then when I googled photos I realised it is because they were so attractively crafted that it seemed a shame to eat them when we came across them! Ironic because the craft probably began as a way to enhance people wanting to eat them.
If left out and dried it can make a hell of a weapon too. A sharpened baguette is nothing to fuck with.
The problem I see with this is that with Unesco status, AOC applications would be sure to follow. All of a sudden every baguette that isn't made in France with French wheat is no longer a baguette; it's "French style bread."
Vice has an interesting documentary about Poland and Russia having a similar fight over vodka, with the AOC deciders basically saying "Nope" to both countries.
Totally agree :) Much better than the factory muck we get in the UK
I wonder if the UNESCO will agree and rename it after Mohammed's horse like they did to the temple mount.
I agree. For all those who have never had a fresh, authentic French baguette, let me tell you that they are an affirmation of everything right and true in the human character. And if you don't agree, that's cool too, because it's just bread.