The United Nations recently put what food on its Cultural Heritage List?

A. French baguettes

B. American apple pie

C. Genoa salami from Italy

D. South African ostrich eggs


The French baguette, invented in 1839, was recently put on the United Nations Cultural List. The list celebrates beloved intangible aspects of culture that should be preserved. The move by the U.N. was seen as a sort of rescue. About 400 of France’s traditional baguette-baking bakeries disappear each year. Still, the devoted French manage to consume about 10 billion of the long, thin, crusty loaves yearly. Baguettes generally have a diameter of 5 to 6 centimeters (2-2.4 inches) and a length of 65 centimeters (25.6 inches). The baguette was added to the U.N. list in November 2022 along with another cultural food artifact: Ukrainian Borscht.

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