Le jambon-beurre is iconic in France and the Challenges article explains about the price rise. It is part of the patrimoine culinaire in France and in Paris it is using the last of the artisanal ham makers in the area. France 24 has a very good video explaining how this seemingly modest baguette is so much part of the French culture. What we did in class today was listen to the text about jambon-beurre on the podcastfrancaisfacile site. It is read at two speeds then there is a pdf which goes through the vocabulary and questions. My students really enjoyed working through this and appreciated the exercises so tomorrow I can follow up with the video and price discussion.