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Smoked salmon, also known as lox, is acceptable to bagel purists.
Smoked salmon, also known as lox, is acceptable to bagel purists.

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antedeluvian
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Re: There are bagels and then there are bagels
antedeluvian   4/21/2014 8:08:05 PM
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David

Any pointers to good Bagels in Sydney will be gratefully received

Here you go:

Lox, Stock and Barrel

in Bondi

 

 

David Ashton
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David Ashton   4/21/2014 6:04:24 PM
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@MB - just looked them up and found "chewy, onion-topped kuchen"

I reckon it would not take much for me to acquire a taste for those either!!

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Re: There are bagels and then there are bagels
David Ashton   4/21/2014 6:00:45 PM
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@Antedeluvian

>> am I allowed to add capers?

> Not only allowed. According to my wife, they are a vital part of the blend.

Right, I am converted!!!

 

> By the way did you know that capers are Nasturtium seeds.

> Or at least some of them.

As pointed out in your link, true capers are the flower buds of the caper plant.  But a friend of mine, or maybe my mom, years ago tried Nasturtium seeds and they were not bad.  I have a lot of nasturtiums in the garden and the frosts are beginning here so when I pull them out I might try that.  You can also use nasturtium leaves and flowers in salads - crisp peppery taste.

 

Any pointers to good Bagels in Sydney will be gratefully received!

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Re: There are bagels and then there are bagels
Measurement.Blues   4/21/2014 5:50:28 PM
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We haven't even approached the subject of bialys yet.

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Re: Never cut a bagel
CC VanDorne   4/21/2014 5:36:24 PM
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How about bacon on top of lox?  With capers, no less.  Oh, if only the world were so good to me.

Nothing gets worse with bacon.

antedeluvian
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Re: There are bagels and then there are bagels
antedeluvian   4/21/2014 5:34:55 PM
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David

am I allowed to add capers?

Not only allowed. According to my wife, they are a vital part of the blend.

By the way did you know that capers are Nasturtium seeds. Or at least some of them.

By the way, I will contact some of my friends in Sydney to see where they get theirs.

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Re: Never cut a bagel
Measurement.Blues   4/21/2014 5:31:02 PM
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"Born-again bacon"

Complete and total nonsense!

The only thing bacon does to a bagel is ruin it.

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Re: There are bagels and then there are bagels
David Ashton   4/21/2014 5:07:45 PM
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@Antedeluvian... "I grew up in a dim outpost of the British empire in deepest darkest Africa (David may take exception) "

Well I grew up in the same part of deepest darkest Africa and I take no exception at all, in fact I wear that badge with pride.  My co-workers are keen for me to take Australian citizenship because then I will have to stop asking them what they would do without Zimbabweans, every time I do something that they can't.  Unlike Aubrey I am from pure British stock (I may be rubbish, but I'm BRITISH rubbish!)  But I tend to emphasise my Zimbabwean heritage over my British to my Aussie colleagues.....

On the subject of Bagels I have to confess that I have never tried one, which as a closet foodie gives me some shame (pain, even... :-).  I can't say I have ever seen them In Australia (can any other Aussie readers point me towards a good vendor??)

However I like them already...anything which goes with smoked salmon and cream cheese (am I allowed to add capers?) i am sure will tickle my fancy.

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Re: Never cut a bagel
tb100   4/21/2014 3:52:41 PM
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I've heard that bagels are one of the objects in the kitchen most likely to be the cause of a trip to the emergency room, usually the result of someone not quite awake along with a hard bagel and a dull knife, leading to a slip of the knife.

For this reason I think OSHA should require bagel slicers in all corporate kitchens. (My actual motive is that if companies are required to buy a bagel slicer, then they'll think "well, we have the slicer, so we might as well buy some bagels for the employees).

 

Clearly I'm not on a Paleo diet, but I've heard Paleontologists don't taste very good anyway.

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Re: Never cut a bagel
Max The Magnificent   4/21/2014 3:32:50 PM
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@C VanDorne: This is a hilarious exchange for which I declair Max The Magnificent to be the winner.

Tell your friends ... I'll be playing here all week LOL

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