Oui, Oui, monsieur – please, pass me another stick of French bread! There are few things more tantalising than a long, thin stick of French bread (also known as a baguette) eaten fresh out of the oven. French Bread Day is a great opportunity to indulge in some comfort food at its finest!

The French have been baking long sticks of bread for over 200 years; but it was only in 1920 that the current baguette we know and love came into being. A law was passed in France in 1920 that prohibited anyone from starting work before 4am; making it impossible for French bakers to get their traditional breads baked in time before people went off to work. Voilà, the quick baking baguette was born!

Serve French bread warm, slathered with butter and a chunk of cheese on the side. Why not embrace the whole continental experience and have a glass of fine French wine with it? More, s’il vous plaît!

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