| Pretzel Time

Friends—between deadlines, a series of seven plagues, a broken camera, and a pediatric eye surgery, blogging has fallen by the wayside.  To atone for what was undoubtedly a huge hole in your life, I am going to let you in on a family staple and neighborhood treasure—that with which we win new friends and lure back friends lost. Something for which we are known to creep two blocks down the street in the wee hours of the morn, tap at the door, and beg.  The thing all family road trips begin and end with, late night work sessions are fueled by, and pants are too tight because of: Mazzola Bakery Lard Bread.

“Made with Genoa salami, provolone cheese, pepper and a spread of lard this bread is the object of many a food-lover’s pilgrimage.” It is crazy good, and extra wonderful in pretzel form.  And because I already have to mail a package (one of my despised chores), what do you say we properly motivate both blogger and reader with a friendly competition? I am not educated on the random selection software fancy blogs use for their giveaways, so how about: I will ship a pretzel to whomever leaves me the most amusing factoid in the comments by Monday night.  It won’t be quite as good as if you come visit me and we stay up late to get the fresh baked loaves, but overnight delivery should whet your palate until you can do so.

  • jana

    May 23, 2012 3:48 pm

    I opting to leave an amusing photo rather than a factoid.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_7y8Jhm8GiGw/SJTGIfnquAI/AAAAAAAAAlU/-2GFTPQNaXc/s400/pug8.jpg

    • Clare

      May 23, 2012 3:51 pm

      Good one Jana. It would have been just wee bit better had the dig been Remington!

      • Clare

        May 23, 2012 3:52 pm

        “dog”

  • Clare

    May 23, 2012 3:49 pm

    Duh – I’m your mother!

  • jana

    May 23, 2012 3:52 pm

    I am opting*

  • Collin

    May 23, 2012 4:02 pm

    We never got to try that lard bread… I dunno something about the word “lard” in it is a bit off putting:

    Here’s a factoid: In Madagascar if you have to pee real bad while on a crowded bus, you just yell “people aren’t chickens” and the bus will stop on a dime to let you off.

    Spoken from experience.

  • Laura

    May 23, 2012 7:35 pm

    I think that it is the bravest move to put the word “LARD” in the name of a food item. This bakery is very confident. I’ll try it if I’m ever in NYC again. I could bribe you by telling you that I will scour our DI and send you something cool in return.

  • Ely

    May 24, 2012 10:33 am

    Here is an amazing factoid…. The Easter Island heads have bodies too!!!!……

    http://www.geekologie.com/2012/05/you-didnt-know-the-easter-island-heads-h.php

  • Lauren

    May 28, 2012 10:41 pm

    Fact: Children in Texas public schools pledge allegiance to the Texas flag.

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