Alexander Lobrano considers why all of us, whatever our age, our sex, or our nationality might be, still get so horned up by the sight of some dirty Parisian (bistro) lace.
Tired of getting taxed till the cows come home, belligerent farmers are protesting with a plan to blockade major routes in and out of the city this Thursday. Those venturing beyond the peripherique (shudder) will want to plan ahead and leave extra time to avoid cows, tractors, trucks and angry men with pitchforks.
How many baguettes does the jury of this venerable competition actually taste? And do they swallow?
See all the top ten winners from the 2013 Grand Prix de la Baguette de la Ville de Paris.