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Hot French baguettes ... from a vending machine?

August 15, 2011 |  1:33 pm

Baguette vending machine

Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger, writes:

The quintessential Paris experience is to enter a boulangerie, inhale the heavenly smell of fresh bread and buy a baguette for an impromptu picnic on the Seine.

Now imagine stuffing a euro into a vending machine that dispenses warm baguettes with all the cachet of an ATM machine. Talk about a buzz kill.

Read more about what French baker Jean-Louis Hecht calls the "bakery of tomorrow" by clicking here.

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Photo: A vending machine in Paris spits out hot baguettes 24/7. Credit: Michel Euler / Associated Press

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