The Baguette: A French Culinary Icon

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How long has the baguette been a central part of French lifestyle?

What is the cost of a typical baguette?

What is the temperature necessary for the dough to rest for a baguette?

What is the legend surrounding the origins of the baguette?

What are the ingredients used to make a baguette?


  • The baguette, a fluffy, long loaf of bread with a crunchy crust, has been a central part of the French diet for at least 100 years.
  • The UNESCO World Heritage status recognises the tradition of baguette-making and the globally recognised French lifestyle that the famous bread sticks represent.
  • Baguettes are sold for around 1 euro each and are a common sight at French restaurants and cafes.
  • The baguette has been a central part of French daily life for at least a century, and is still a popular food item in France.
  • There are many myths surrounding the origins of the baguette, but one legend claims that it was actually an Austrian baker named August Zang who invented the baguette.
  • Baguettes are made only with flour, water, salt and yeast, and must rest 15 to 20 hours at a temperature between four and six degrees Celsius.


Test your knowledge about the iconic French baguette, its history, cultural significance, and traditional preparation methods.

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