9 Foods That Connect You To Countries Around The World

6. Baguette, France

The crusty baguette is an icon of French cuisine. People walk around town with one under their arm (we’ve done it ourselves!) as though they have an additional appendage. Spread on some fresh creamy butter and thin-sliced ham, a nice schmear of Brie cheese, or a little pate and we bread lovers are in heaven. The long, lean loaf has various origin stories. Some say Napoleon wanted bread to fit into soldiers’ pockets, while others say bakers created a bread that could be torn to minimize the presence of knives while the Paris Metro was being built

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