The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

Le Petit Parisien, Willy Ronis (1952)

Even though I’ve lived in France for almost three years, I’m still pleasantly surprised every now and then by cultural discoveries like …

A Baguette Bag!

With dimensions of about 10″ x 28″, this sac à pain holds three baguettes.

How cute is that? And practical, too, for keeping your traditions crusty on the outside and fresh on the inside once you get them home from the boulangerie. Do French people use these to carry their baguettes home? Well, I’ve never seen it done, and Michel says that’s not what they’re made for, but what does he know? I would do it. I mean … it’s got a cow motif on it!

In any case, remember this cardinal rule:
NEVER put your good French bread in a plastic bag!
Use a cow-print Baguette Bag instead … or at least the paper sack from the bakery.

© 2008 Docteur Cosmos, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license
© 2008 Docteur Cosmos, used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License

That’s all.
Short post, I know,
but I just had to share!

Bon appétit !

P.S. — More on bread here.

© 2013 Samuel Michael Bell

4 thoughts on “The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

  1. They finally learned to give a thin piece of paper to wrap the baguettes at the boulangerie. I don’t know why it took so long 🙂

    1. That’s major progress! Probably needless to say, I learned this rule upon my arrival in France. Michel is such a militant about it that you can almost hear a gasp or a whimper from him if we’re in a bakery and they break a baguette and put it in a plastic sack!

  2. For your next discovery, go into a kitchen supply store and ask for an “anti-monte lait.” A genius invention!

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