• Short Summary

    FRANCE; LA ROCHELLE

    FOR MANY PEOPLE CHRISTMAS PROVIDES AN EXCUSE TO OVER-INDULGE IN SOME OF THEIR FAVOURITE FOODS AND DRINKS: TURKEY, GOOSE, CHRISTMAS PUDDING AND CHRISTMAS CAKE, TO NAME BUT A FEW. EVERY YEAR BAKERS COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER TO SEE WHO CAN PRODUCE THE MOST SPECTACULAR CAKE. THERE ARE MANY VARIETIES, BUT PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR IS DESIGNED TO RESEMBLE A LOG - THE YULE LOG. IN LA ROCHELLE, ALL THE TOWN'S BAKERS CLUBBED TOGETHER TO MAKE A YULE LOG WHICH LOOKED MORE LIKE A TREE. WHEN THEY FINISHED IT, IT MEASURE 175 METRES IN LENGTH, AND THEY CLAIMED THAT IT WAS THE LONGEST CHRISTMAS CAKE EVER MADE. EACH BAKER PRODUCED A NUMBER OF SEGMENTS ABOUT A METRE LONG, WHICH WERE ALL JOINED UP AND COVERED WITH ICING IN THE TOWN'S MAIN SQUARE, BEFORE THEIR CREATION WAS CUT UP AND SHARED OUT.

    Source: TDF 1" VIDEOTAPE

  • Description

    GV CAKE
    SV SEGMENTS BEING ADDED
    PAN LENGTH OF CAKE WHILST ICING & DECORATIONS ARE BEING ADDED.
    CAKE BEING MEASURED
    BAKER WRITING FINAL LENGTH DOWN.
    Initials


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    Background: FRANCE; LA ROCHELLE

    FOR MANY PEOPLE CHRISTMAS PROVIDES AN EXCUSE TO OVER-INDULGE IN SOME OF THEIR FAVOURITE FOODS AND DRINKS: TURKEY, GOOSE, CHRISTMAS PUDDING AND CHRISTMAS CAKE, TO NAME BUT A FEW. EVERY YEAR BAKERS COMPETE WITH EACH OTHER TO SEE WHO CAN PRODUCE THE MOST SPECTACULAR CAKE. THERE ARE MANY VARIETIES, BUT PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR IS DESIGNED TO RESEMBLE A LOG - THE YULE LOG. IN LA ROCHELLE, ALL THE TOWN'S BAKERS CLUBBED TOGETHER TO MAKE A YULE LOG WHICH LOOKED MORE LIKE A TREE. WHEN THEY FINISHED IT, IT MEASURE 175 METRES IN LENGTH, AND THEY CLAIMED THAT IT WAS THE LONGEST CHRISTMAS CAKE EVER MADE. EACH BAKER PRODUCED A NUMBER OF SEGMENTS ABOUT A METRE LONG, WHICH WERE ALL JOINED UP AND COVERED WITH ICING IN THE TOWN'S MAIN SQUARE, BEFORE THEIR CREATION WAS CUT UP AND SHARED OUT.

    Source: TDF 1" VIDEOTAPE

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAB2CE2J3XWQ093OOS72JSPN7XY
    Media URN:
    VLVAB2CE2J3XWQ093OOS72JSPN7XY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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