danidee
5,000+ Views

France Experiences A Shortage Of Baguettes?

Sacré bleu! It seems that France has quite the dilemma on their hands. Due to a national reform in labor laws, a reported two-thirds of the country's bakers have spent the months of July and August on vacation.
For the first time in 50 years, the government has allowed bakers to choose their own vacation dates. Previously, these days were decided and delegated by the government to ensure that fresh artisanal bread would be available even during the summer months.
Needless to say, the bakers immediately pulled off their aprons, closed up shop, and YOLOed their way up out of dodge.
This has properly pissed off some Parisians, including Aude Debout, a 30-year-old designer from East Paris, who expressed in an interview with NBC:

"It's more difficult. I find myself buying more sliced bread from the supermarket - and that's not even really bread."

Side note: It might just be me, but nothing makes you feel more like a 'dumb Yankee' than when a French person tells you that flour-based impostor you've been making your BLTs with isn't actually bread. My life is now a lie. Thanks, Aude.
Anyway, back to the baguettes.
These bakers, however, see it from an entirely different perspective, believing that the opportunity to take vacations during the slower summer months just makes more business sense.
Rue de Charonne baker Morgan Marie has decided to close her bakery for the summer, explaining:

"If nearly all my clients are on holiday it's not profitable. It's much better to be able to open when I like. It's not that bad if clients have to walk a little longer for a few weeks to find bread in August."

Perhaps the winners of this whole debacle are the few bakers that decided to stay open while the rest of their local competition closed, as they're currently rolling in dough - in both a literal and figurative sense because.. well, baking.
One bakery, A La Flûte Enchantée, decided not to close at all this summer, a decision that manager Arnand Anita hopes will generate loyalty:

"For us it's a plus, we will bring in customers and hopefully keep them."

As of right now, no plans are set to build upon or adjust these new and more lax labor regulations. But I hope hungry Frenchmen everywhere are able to get their favorite baguette fix back again soon.
6 Comments
Suggested
Recent
You find the most awesome stories @danidee let's throw cnn off the air....I want Dnn
@virginvingler This comment made my life lol. Thank you. <3
@danidee gotta have that French bread lol
@buddyesd Basically. I have a feeling next year's going to be a lot different lol.
@danidee so...if they stay open...people have their baguet thingys... and the bakers earn a few extra bucks...hmm why has no one considered that before...hmmm :p
Cards you may also be interested in
This French City Is (Literally) Powered By Cheese.
By now, you've heard of alternative electricity sources like wind, water, and solar power, but have you ever heard of using cheese? For one French city, cheese production is responsible for a considerable amount of their electricity. But how exactly do they do it? When Albertville, a city in Beaufort's dairy manufacturing region, makes its cheese, they use special equipment to convert the whey's methane gas emissions into pure energy that can be used to power 7% of the region's electricity. According to the Smithsonian, this is enough to power roughly 1,500 of 20,000 homes. That may not sound like much, but when you consider its potential, the city might just be onto a new avenue for renewable power sources. In the picture above, you can see the Valbio power plant that produces the aforementioned 'cheese power'. While it's the largest of the company's dairy-powered energy plants (and the largest of such plant on Earth), it's not the only dairy plant around. The same company began building the generators over a decade ago and set up similar plants in Europe and Canada - with more to come! In fact, those in the States might be surprised to know that the Fage brand's Greek yogurt also plays a part in powering the region from where it's produced. When Fage is made at its Albany-based plant, the whey used is later pumped to a wastewater plant to produce energy from its fermentation. Pretty cool, huh? So I hope that all of you who decided you'd like to cut down on the dairy going into the New Year re-embrace your love for all things covered in cheese. You're doing it for the greater good of the environment. It's your personal duty to eat tons of cheese. Let me know what you think about this new, cheesy fuel source in the comments below. And for more WTF news, follow my WTF Street Journal collection.
100+ Mẫu cầu thang nhôm đúc đẹp – Bảng báo giá cầu thang nhôm đúc
Hiện nay, các mẫu cầu thang nhôm đúc đang là mặt hàng trang trí nội thất sang trọng, tô điểm cho ngôi nhà thêm sa hoa và lộng lẫy hơn. Sản phẩm cầu thang nhôm đúc có thể thiết kế theo bất kỳ kiến trúc nào từ đơn giản, thanh lịch, cổ điện đến hiện đại,.. tùy thuộc vào kiến trúc của ngôi nhà để tạo nên sự hài hòa tổng thể. Nếu các bạn đang do dự không biết nên lựa chọn mẫu cau thang nhom duc phù hợp cho ngôi nhà của mình. Thì hãy lựa chọn ngay nhôm đúc Nam Phong, chúng tôi có hàng trăm mẫu cầu thang nhôm đúc với nhiều kiểu xoắn ốc, thẳng, bo, tay vịn bằng gỗ hoặc nhôm đúc,.. vô cùng đẹp mắt từng góc cạnh. Dưới đây là 100+ mẫu cầu thang nhôm đúc đẹp nhất năm 2021, để quý khách hàng lựa chọn như sau: ------------------------------------- #Công_Ty_TNHH_Nhôm_Đúc_Nam_Phong 🏠Cơ sở 1: Xóm 5 Hải Vân, Huyện Hải Hậu, Nam Định . 🏠Cơ sở 2: tổ 15, Thị Trấn Xuân Trường, Huyện Xuân Trường, Nam Định ☎Điện thoại: 0353.348.989 ☎Email: nhomducnamphong.group@gmail.com ------------------------------------- #nhomducnamphong #congnhomduc #lancannhomduc #hangraonhomduc #cuanhomduc #cauthangnhomduc #bancongnhomduc #bonggionhomduc #chonggainhomduc ------------------------------------- 👉Chi tiết: https://nhomducnamphong.com/danh-muc/cau-thang-nhom-duc
The Fine Art of Making Good Coffee
Each cup of coffee is unique. Each harvest is distinct, each roast is distinct from the one before it, and each blend is a unique reflection of the course of stages and circumstances that helped to make it. As a result, coffee is a kind of artistic expression. One that does more than just give you a boost your energy or uplift your mood when you feel low. Modcup's blends are carefully curated to serve you with the best coffee experience, whether it's in the form of coffee bags or found in their coffee shops. Coffee is a fruit that Modcup surely knows how to cultivate best. They have a strong execution of their fruit-forward variety to choose from. Travas Clifton, the founder of Modcup carefully curates coffee beans from farms across various destinations over the world himself. The beans are then transported to his roastery where they undergo a careful roasting process. Roasting beans not only enhances the taste but also breaks down beneficial components such as antioxidants. This process is perfected over time, just like other works of art out there and it's all because of their dedication to the process of roasting. Modcup is one of the best Coffee Roasters NJ has, which provides a range of blends to pick from their online store for you to make yourself a good cup of coffee at home. You may choose from six house mixes in multiple sizes for a unique coffee blend. There's also a seasonal selection of five unique coffee flavors. Colombia Finca Potosi, which is a collaboration with Café La Granja which is known for their one of a kind variety of Colombian coffee; The 7/6 Blend, which is Modcup’s homage to the classic coffee serves in diners all across America; Ethiopia HunkuteSidama is sustainably sourced from organic farms that will bring with it the taste of the land it comes from, which results in a unique floral flavor; Panama Elida Estate Gesha is a Geisha coffee that is sourced from Panama from the Elida estate that is a family business and are among some of the customer favorites to choose from. Rare varietals are for those who are always looking for something new and different Along with the best coffee NYC or New Jersey has, Modcup also has Cascara or dried cherry fruit is also a great nutritious option for your afternoon snack.
Pack food and drinks in this sustainable Lunchbox set!
Charlie and the chocolate factory is an iconic story that both kids and adults alike love. One may have read Ronald Dahl’s creation, the novel of 1964 that become a bestseller, or the 1974 movie starring Gene Wilder as the infamous Willy Wonka, or the most recent one, Tim Burton’s reimagination of 2005 box-office hit of 2005 that has Johnny Depp as the chocolate chocolatier. Every person has a favorite from these magical stories and today, here I am presenting the set of NICA'S Lunchbox and a Thermos of 2005 Charlie and the chocolate factory edition. This set is a must for the fans of the franchise as it has a lot of characteristics that not only make it a memento of the film but a gift or thing that is useful in real life. The lunchbox features: •            The design What I absolutely adored about this metal box is that the design is not all kiddish. It has the main character of the movie, Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka it is printed on both sides but the colors and the illustrations are not done in a way that only children could use it. People, especially the fans of the story, will like it and have no problem or embarrassment while carrying it, no matter the age. •            The quality of the printing. Coming to the judge on the printing process, on a scale of 10, I would definitely give it a 9. The main reason being that in my past experiences I’ve seen that most of the metal-made objects lose their illustrations or artwork as they get scrubbed, washed, and whatnot. But even after the use of many months, the printing has not all gotten off. •            Sustainability As I have already pointed out, I have been using this for a long time now and I’m very happy to say that not only the company has done a good job on the printing but a fine work on their quality inspection as well. The metal doesn’t get bent or scratched easily and the food inside does stay warm for a good amount of time. The drink container/thermos: •            Now, we also get a Thermos with our package and I am pleased to announce that it is amazing in terms of the artwork, quantity hold, and material as well. •            I loved the fact that the picture of the Willy Wonka chosen is different on the lunch and the drink container is different. In this Thermos, we get a more close-up shot of Johnny, and that gives the whole set diversity. •            The lid of the Thermos is like the one that can act as your cup and since the material is spot on, you can pour either very hot or cold beverages in it and it wouldn’t affect the cup at all. I would highly suggest checking out another website to sell stuff other than eBay for other gift sets that people would love to receive.
How TADBEER Centers are Transforming the Maid Services in Dubai
Having a domestic worker in the home is part and parcel of Dubai lifestyle. There is a huge demand for household workers in Dubai such as maids, nannies, housekeepers, babysitters, cooks, caregivers, drivers, etc. No matter whether it’s an Emirati or an Expat family, most of them prefers to have hired a maid for their services in the household. It’s often a picture to see in any most demanded business product or service areas to have some foul plays, it’s no different here in the case of agencies providing domestic workers services. The customers were the first ones to suffer from those challenges where the issues of illegal human trafficking, forced labour, maid absconding, etc., given a good headache for them. While the situation of the domestic workers was also bad as they got exploited by the agents with high recruitment fees, broken promises of a peaceful work contract, etc. Why TADBEER Centers? As a result of increasing incidents of discomfort and complaints among the employers and maids as well, the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MOHRE) has given a real thought for a solution to bring things under full control of the authority and hence the idea of setting up a TADBEER Center for managing domestic workers services was born. The TADBEER Centers were established in the year 2018 as a Public - Private Partnership system where the government is having complete supervision over all the activities involved. It was the primary objective of the ministry to ensure satisfaction for both the hiring families and the domestic workers. How TADBEER Centers are Working? The TADBEER offices are designed to work as a One-Stop Destination to provide everything related to domestic workers services in the United Arab Emirates. The transparent nature of the system, where the government is having authoritative control of things, making it a good to go option for both parties, the maids and the employers. · Ethical Recruitment The centers are instructed to abide strict ethical recruitment policies which starts from the source nation of the domestic worker. The domestic worker law in the UAE strictly says that the workers should be aware of all the things related to their work before leaving their home country such as their work nature, terms and conditions of the contract they are going to sign, their workplace and the rest period they are allowed, etc. · Domestic Workers Training Programs The TADBEER Centers are entitled to provide professional training to the inexperienced domestic worker candidates they are recruiting. They should set up training programs to upskill the qualities of the candidates based on their job’s nature before being to the respective families. A maid should be taught basic housekeeping lessons while it’s important for the nannies to be learnt the baby care including the paediatric first aid training. · All Government Typing Works It’s through the TADBEER agencies the domestic workers work contract and visa application processes are being done. All the government typing works are managed by the center on behalf of the customers. The families can apply for new maid visa, get visa renewal and cancellation services, etc., by visiting the office. In other words, the TADBEER offers successful completion of every step required to finalize the domestic worker hiring process which include opening a sponsor file, entry permit, medical fitness tests, Emirates ID, health insurance, employment contract, etc. TADBEER centers are the only agencies approved and licensed by the UAE government to provide the domestic workers services. It’s the legal path to hiring a maid or nanny for your residential needs, stick to it and avoid any illegal route as it’s going to save you from headaches.