Canon EOS 6D Photo #50 Handmade baguette - IMG_4278

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The word "baguette" was not used to refer to a type of bread until 1920,[2] but what is now known as a baguette may have existed well before that. The word simply means "wand" or "baton", as in baguette magique (magic wand), baguettes chinoises (chopsticks), or baguette de direction (conductor's baton). Though the baguette today is often considered one of the symbols of French culture viewed from abroad, the association of France with long loaves predates any mention of it. Long, if wide, loaves had been made since the time of Louis XIV, long thin ones since the mid-eighteenth century and by the nineteenth century some were far longer than the baguette: "... loaves of bread six feet long that look like crowbars!" (1862);[3] "Housemaids were hurrying homewards with their purchases for various Gallic breakfasts, and the long sticks of bread, a yard or two in length, carried under their arms, made an odd impression upon me." (1898)[4] ...

Technical Details

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
f/2.5
1/60 s
50 mm
100 ISO
5472x3078px