Paris : L’impensable

Baker Jean-Louis Hecht operates a small chain of traditional boulangerie around Paris, but that has not stopped him from embracing a hitherto unthinkable method of delivering the iconic baguette. Earlier this year he began experimenting with a vending machine that heats pre-cooked baguettes and presents a finished loaf in a minute or so. The device is now selling more than 4,500 baguettes a month. Mon Dieu.

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