Thedrawback with these breads, even when made in ideal conditions, is that they quickly becomedry, so are only at their best when freshly baked..."
---, Elizabeth David [Penguin:Middlesex England] 1977(p.
In this it is like freshly roasted coffee, like sizzling bacon--allthose early morning smells of an intensity and deliciousness which create far more than those newflavours, since they create hunger and appetite where note existed...'Village life', Rennercontinues, makes stale bread so common that toasting has become a national habit restricted tothe British Isles and those coutnries which have been colonized by Britian.'...I wonder if our openfires and coal ranges were not more responsible than the high incidence of stale bread for thepopualrity of toast in all classes of English household.
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For gourmands the long list of delicious local dishes is provided: kololak,khaplama, tolma, basturma...Lavash - the national thin, paper like bread of Armenians.
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Pliny, Naturalis historia 18, 106, and Marital 13, 47)."
---, Ilaria Gozzini Giacosa, translated by Anna Herklotz,foreword by MaryTaylor Simeti [University of Chicago:Chicago] 1992 (p.
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Frequently misspelt Pretzel, is a hard, brittle roll of bread twisted into a letter B, and common in Germany and among the Germans in this country, who eat them with their beer."
---, Artemas Ward [Philadelphia Grocer Publishing Co.:Philadelphia] 1886 (p.
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Why is it called a pretzel?
There are three theories:"The German word [bretzel,pretzel] comes ultimately from tha hypothetical medieval Latin*brachiatellum, adiminutive form of brachitum, bracelet'; it hence means etymologically ring-shaped biscuit'.
---, John Ayto [Oxford University Press:Oxfod] 2002 (p.
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Because the doughcontains no shortening, eggs, or milk, pretzels keep extremely well, and their saltiness has madethem a favorite accompaniment to alcoholic drinks throughout northern Europe.
The upper part, accessible from the top, was the baking chamber.
The bread made in Southern France/Northern Italy around 610AD (the date often cited for the"invention" ofthe pretzel) would likely have been similar in both technique and ingredients to loaves producedby AncientRoman bakers.
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Food historians and Catholic scholars generallyagree that, from early times, pretzels held a special place in Lent, a Christian period of abstinencefrom eggs.