Thursday, October 9, 2008

Eating Art: Pretzels

Proofing pretzels before a quick bath

Pretzels, near ubiquitous in Dutch paintings, were another sort of given for the dinner party. Maybelle’s Dad required them on the menu. And, while I picture tiny handmade soft pretzels to hold the name tags, he decided to create larger more rustic ones. And, his suggestion was a good one. They went over so well, tiny ones would have been cruel, cruel indeed.

For how to pictures on forming the pretzels, go over to my pictures at

Art Object: Job Berckheyde, The Baker, about 1681, Oil on canvas, Worcester Art Museum

Pairing: Wheat beer and ginger cocktails

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Eating Art: A Meal Inspired by Masterworks of Art
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White Bean Gazpacho and Shell Pea Salad
Acorn Kimchi


Kevin said...

Those pretzels look good!

Alexa said...

These pretzels look so perfect and enticing!

Maggie said...

I'm thrilled that you ended up using my pretzel recipe!

Zoe Francois said...

They are art! Absolutely lovely.

OhioMom said...

Those look fabulous! I also love your profile pic :)

Jude said...

Why is that guy blowing a horn while making pretzels? I don't get it.