While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Are these pretzels makin' you thirsty? April 26 is National Pretzel Day!
Whether you're a serial hard pretzel snacker or a Pretzelphyte that noshes on soft pretzels for dinner, this knot-shaped dough with salt on top more than deserves its own day. Which is why it's lucky that in addition to today, April is also National Soft Pretzel Month.
Pretzels came to the U.S. with German immigrants during the 19th century. These folks became known as the Pennsylvania Dutch, and handmade pretzel bakeries began popping up all over the state.
Today, Pennsylvania still produces over 80 percent of the nation's pretzels. In 2003, Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell decreed April 26 to be National Pretzel Day, and in accordance, Philly Pretzel Factory offers a free pretzel to each customer on this day every year. Be sure to check your local pretzel vendor today for a possible treat, or you can make your own!