Is that a loaf in your trousers or are you pleased to see me?
The story goes that Napoleon ordered his men to pack extra warm clothes for their march into the frozen wastes of Russia. To save valuable space, he created the Baguette, a long loaf that could be carried down the soldiers trousers. Thus a national symbol was born.
This has turned out to be more myth than fact but I for one like it, so on this Blog anyway...it's a fact!