French President Emmanuel Macron praised the "inimitable" French baguette during a speech at the French Embassy in Washington.
The French baguette has been included in the UN list of intangible cultural heritage.
“In these few centimeters passed from hand to hand lies the spirit of French know-how,” Macron said, gazing lovingly at the crispy baguette in his left hand. The remarks drew laughter from the audience, Poltico reports.
“Many have tried to make it; they just made something industrial which has no taste,” he added. “And this ‘French touch’ we have in our baguette is the one we have in other sectors: It’s this additional know-how, this extra soul. So, congratulations to our baguette for today,” Macron concluded.