April 26 - National Pretzel DayApril 26, 2012 at 6:58 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
National Pretzel Day
Five Food Finds about Pretzels
- The first pretzel was created in 610 A.D. by a monk in southern France or northern Italy. It was originally called a 'pretiola' and was renamed 'pretzel' later when the idea migrated to Germany and Austria.
- In 1861, pretzel twisting was the second highest-paying job in the Philadelphia region. Today, machines do the twisting, although at some artisan shops, tourists can still see it done the old-fashioned way.