From now on, only pretzels baked in Bavaria can be called Bayerische breze (Bavarian pretzel) according to the EU, which has added pretzels baked in that German state to its "protected origins" list. Here, 4 recipes for pretzels so good you'll want to protect them—from anyone else who might want to eat them.
1. German-Style Pretzels
Mimic the delicious Bavarian pretzel with this fantastic, chewy version from chef Hans Röckenwagner.
2. German Soft Pretzel Sticks
Grant Achatz's slightly sweet pretzels with flaky salt are terrific on their own or with mustard.