I like pretzels. I like books. On National Pretzel Day, I thought, “hey – let’s combine them!” So, I did.
If you want to celebrate today, just eat some great pretzels. There isn’t much to the history… An Italian monk in 610 A.D. is given credit for inventing the knotted pretzels. Wikipedia.org goes on to say: Pretzel baking has most firmly taken root in the region of Franconia and adjoining Upper German-speaking areas, and pretzels have been an integral part of German baking traditions for centuries. It goes on to say: In the 20th century, soft pretzels became popular in other regions of the United States. Cities such as Philadelphia, Chicago, and New York became renowned for their soft pretzels. This is attributed to the capabilities of mass production and the newly found distribution opportunities of the industrialized age.