As demand for pretzels 'flour-ishes,' Pa. bakers are rolling in the dough
Pretzels are spreading,'' says Terry Groff, president of the Reading Pretzel Machinery Corporation. And the man who invented the braided pretzel now marketed by Keebler has figures to prove it: Machinery sales have leaped from $ 300,000 in 1979 to a ...
Pretzels aren’t just for snacking
Originating in Europe, pretzels were once given by Italian monks, who invented the knot-like shape, to children as a reward for learning their prayers. They were even in a shape that represented hands that were clasped in prayer.
National Pretzel Day 2014: History and Origin; 6 Interesting Facts
It was apparently invented as a reward to children who learn their prayers, and the folded strips of the baked dough, is suppose to resemble arms crossing the chest in prayer. 2. American Pretzel: The birthplace of the American pretzel is thought to be the ...
Happy National Pretzel Day: Enjoy free pretzels on April 26
... of Pretzels Touted as one of the "world's oldest snack foods," there are several theories about who actually invented the pretzel. While some believe the snack originated in Germany, others believe pretzels were invented by an Italian monk in 1610.
Making Soft Pretzels the Old-Fashioned Way
(Pretzel dogs seem to be an American invention, but pretzel sandwiches, usually filled with cheese and cucumber, are popular in Germany.) Despite street pretzels’ low state, they come from a noble family. In much of Germany and parts of Switzerland and ...