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Baguette origin story

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Baguette origin story

I had never heard this origin story for baguettes: that they came about as an attempt to cut down on knife fights in Paris by creating a loaf that met weight requirements but didn't require a knife to cut like boules and miches do.

Wikipedia lists a few other possible origins. Regardless, it makes a good story!


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jl (not verified)

To stop knife violence, they invented the pistolet, because it would be dumb to bring a knife to a gun fight. *badum tish*

I think I'll show myself out.