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Eat a Pretzel Day
|edHelper's suggested reading level:||grades 5 to 7|
|Flesch-Kincaid grade level:||6.89|
The Twists and Turns of Pretzel History
By Beth Beutler
1 "Here you go, child," the monk said as he handed the boy a twisted piece of baked bread. "You said your prayers very well."
2 The monk was giving this child a "pretiola," or "little reward." The monks took small pieces of dough and shaped them so they looked like children's arms folded in prayer. And thus, it is said, the "pretzel" was born.
3 Pretzels are a very popular snack and have been around for a very long time. In fact, a rendering of a pretzel appears in a painting dated from 1559! However, the tradition of monks giving pretzels as "little rewards" is thought to have taken place around the year 610.
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