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Macron: French baguettes should be Unesco-listed treasures

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Slow news day?

Ridiculous History podcast has an episode about how and why baguettes are so important to French culture. Until very recently bakers had to coordinate the vacation days through the government to ensure there were never too many bakeries closed at the same time.

Have you ever eaten a real, French, fresh baguette? I'm not talking the supermarket variety in the US....A real baguette is pretty amazing, although I must admit my perspective might be a little influenced because I'm on a week-long jambon-buerre eating spree.

Not to mention, in Paris, you see people running around with baguettes under their arm constantly.

When I went to Paris, I stayed with a girl and she gave me some money and sent me on my way to buy a baguette first thing every morning.

I fully support this decision.

I've never had the pleasure myself. Can one get anything close to the real thing outside of France?

2 points · 5 months ago · edited 5 months ago

The key is finding a real baguette. If you live near an artisan bakery, it's possible. Most grocery store baguettes aren't the same, and usually have preservatives, chemical leaveners, and other stuff in it. And the baguette has to be fresh, like baked that morning. A real baguette has a crispy outer crust but soft, super-chewy interior texture, which only lasts for a day or two before the whole thing becomes hard as a rock.

Then, if you're a jambon-beurre purist, all you need is butter and ham. That's it. A very popular combination includes a small amount of Dijon mustard on the bread under the ham (in addition to the butter on the top of the bread), and some Gruyere cheese. Some people also make them with all of the above, plus some cornichons.

But it's super-simple, super-easy, and tastes delicious. If you have all of the ingredients on-hand, you can literally whip up a sandwich in less than one minute. I don't know of anyplace in the states that sells them, and a ham sub is not the same as a jambon-buerre.

Try Quebec.

Treasures for a day, anyway. My French mother said yesterday's baguette is for the ducks.

Happy Cake Day. Also it's actually not healthy for ducks to eat bread, and not healthy for the lake ecosystem either.

There were no ducks. But I had to get fresh baguette anyway.

Peas are best!

Getting this done will involve a bit of pain.

They should. Same with a lot of French pastries.

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10 points · 5 months ago

I don't know if he was being cheeky or not, but either way he's not wrong.

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2 points · 5 months ago

Must be something in the water.

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3 points · 5 months ago

No that's New York.

Can we get an amen?

Plague Inc Neural Worm?

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2 points · 5 months ago

There isn't any political message behind french baguettes, so I guess it won't do. But they still can try to slip a few millions under the table, we know that works.

Only after Belgian Waffles.

This is why I don't take Morron seriously. He ran against absolute corruption and accidentally won on pity factor.

Macron really focusing on the important things...

baguettes mean bread in French =)

No, baguette is a type bread.

absolutely! same goes for the croissant and pain au chocolat

France as a country needs to get over itself.

Or go fuck itself. One or the other.

-9 points · 5 months ago(8 children)

You mean this?

What Macron actually said translates as “French culture doesn’t exist in and of itself; there is no such thing as a single French culture. There is culture in France and it is diverse”.

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@future-learning/2017/05/04/24457/macron-french-culture

He said French culture consists of a variety of cultures. It is not monolithic - which is obvious to anyone who knows anything about France.

Apparently not obvious to the "authentic" French google-translating men and women of r/Le_Pen

lol that sub doesn't have anything newer than 8 months old.

Their diva hasn't made anything significant in the last 8 months :)

It was all high school aged American T_D'ers who were shilling as French people and stopped giving a shit all together once she lost the election. The majority of the comments were in English and the ones in French were all shitty google translates. That sub was one of the most pathetic things to happen in recent Reddit history.

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1 point · 5 months ago

No. Or non if you prefer.

Appropriate username.

-6 points · 5 months ago(0 children)
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