National Pretzel Day

“Twist like a pretzel without losing your salt.”


That was the theme of a popular “talk” I used to deliver as a business and motivational speaker in past decades. And I still see it as a worthy skill to this day.

We typically think of pretzels as a yummy comfort food snack. I’ve replaced the crunchy ones out of a bag with big, freshly baked varieties.

Wendy Tirollo and the giant pretzel



I recall experiencing my first jumbo size at a sports bar in Las Vegas… in the picture, that’s our friend, Wendy Tirollo sporting the pretzel bracelets. We still love the monster varieties and the sticks, too… crispy outside, while soft and tender inside.





We still enjoy the big varietals at the Iron Key Brewery and the to-die-for sticks at the Green River Tavern… both served with beer cheese and zesty mustard on the side for dipping.




Top them with anything you like, from nuts and seeds to everything bagel seasoning… For me, please make it plenty of good, coarse kosher salt! So, twist like a pretzel when you must, but never lose your salt!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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