Who doesn’t like a pretzel? Ever given a thought as to the origins of the humble pretzel? Well, it was in Germany…………..
“The earliest recorded evidence of pretzels is their appearance in the crest of the German bakers’ guild in the year 1111….. pretzels were deeply integrated in both religion and German culture. As a result, German immigrants brought pretzels with them when then came to the U.S. in the 1700s. They were a staple food of the Pennsylvania Dutch.”
Don’t have to be German to enjoy a fresh hot pretzel from a fair or mall vendor these days.
(Thanks to Der Ahnenforscher, newsletter of the German Genealogy Group, www.GGG.org, based on Long Island. This bit was quoting an article in The Week in Germany, March 2019.)