French baguette gets Unesco heritage status 法棍麵包被列入聯合國非物質文化遺產名錄



French baguette gets Unesco heritage status 法棍麵包被列入聯合國非物質文化遺產名錄


The humble French baguette, a towering icon among continental baked goods, is currently the toast of the town.


The crusty loaf was voted on to a prestigious Unesco list under the title ‘Artisanal know-how and culture of baguette bread’.

這種硬皮麵包經投票被列入著名的聯合國教科文組織 “非遺” 名錄,遺產名稱為 “法棍麵包的工藝和文化”。

And to this day, it remains a key part of French identity.


Baguettes take their place on the intangible cultural heritage list, alongside other important traditions like truffle hunting in Italy and handmade Christmas tree decorations in the Czech Republic.


The exact origins of the lengthy loaf aren’t known.

“法棍” 這種長麵包的確切起源尚不清楚。

Some say the bread was ordered by Napoleon because it would be easier for soldiers to carry.


That can’t be proven but the baguette as we know it today, was only officially named in 1920.


It was then that strict rules about what classed as a baguette were put in place­ – standardised at 80 centimetres long and 250 grams in weight.


Valentin Testard, French Baker
“Shaping, the touch of the dough by the baker, all that is a skill that you have been learning for years. It often takes ten years to really know your subject. The bread sings when it comes out of the oven.”

瓦倫汀·泰斯塔       法國麵包師

The baguette has struggled in recent times, with hundreds of artisanal bakeries closing down each year.


But Unesco’s decision has struck a chord with French society.

但聯合國教科文組織將法棍麵包列入 “非遺” 名錄的決定引起了法國社會的共鳴。