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Measurement.Blues
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Never cut a bagel
Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 12:40:46 PM
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Bagels are meant to be sliced only. Never cut a bagel in half, for it will longer be a bagel.

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Max The Magnificent   4/18/2014 2:01:50 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: Never cut a bagel in half, for it will longer be a bagel.

I scoff at your Zen philosophies (while I scarf a bagel)

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 2:04:20 PM
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Reminder: Never ruin a bagel by eating it with bacon (or any meat for that matter).

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Max The Magnificent   4/18/2014 2:08:54 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: Never ruin a bagel by eating it with bacon

It simply isn't possible for porcine ambrosia to ruin anything -- including a bagel -- in fact, now you have me thinking of a bagel with cream cheese -- chives -- and BACON!!! Ha!

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 2:25:33 PM
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Real bagel bakeries such as Rosenfeld's in Newton, Mass. or Kossar's in NYC would never sell you bacon with their bagels. Corporate places such as Einstein, who don't understand bagels, will.

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Max The Magnificent   4/18/2014 3:19:59 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: Real bagel bakeries such as Rosenfeld's in Newton, Mass. or Kossar's in NYC would never sell you bacon with their bagels.

No problem -- I'll bring my own :-)

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 3:27:05 PM
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@Max: No problem -- I'll bring my own :-)

The poor bagel does a painful death.

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Max The Magnificent   4/18/2014 3:28:48 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: The poor bagel does a painful death.

Not at all -- it's a "Born Again (in Bacon) Bagel"

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 3:30:57 PM
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Not at all -- it's a "Born Again (in Bacon) Bagel"

It's just a piece of dough with a hole in it.

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C VanDorne   4/21/2014 3:26:39 PM
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This is a hilarious exchange for which I declair Max The Magnificent to be the winner.  "Born-again bacon" is one of the funniest things I've read in this forum.

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Max The Magnificent   4/21/2014 3:32:24 PM
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@C VanDorne: This is a hilarious exchange for which I declair Max The Magnificent to be the winner.

This is so unexpected... I promised myself I wouldn't cry... first, I'd like to thank my parents...

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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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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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C 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.

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Re: Never cut a bagel
Measurement.Blues   5/3/2014 6:46:26 PM
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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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hilaryl   4/18/2014 12:57:08 PM
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That bagel with the lox sure does look good!

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 2:53:22 PM
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@HilaryLusting tweeted that the bagel doesn't look good enough to be from the NY/NJ area.

 

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Lab Benefits of Bagels
DrQuine   4/18/2014 1:58:43 PM
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I believe other essential features of bagels in the lab are that they remain fresh without refrigeration, they don't leave grease stains or get your fingers sticky, and partially eaten portions keep until you return (if science interrupts you in the middle of a snack).

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 2:02:26 PM
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@DrQuine,

 

A real bagel goes stale rather quickly.

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DrQuine   4/18/2014 9:08:48 PM
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I have no fear of a good bagel going stale in the lab. They're never left uneaten long enough for that to happen.

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wilber_xbox   4/20/2014 6:59:25 AM
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All this food talk is making my stomach uneasy. 

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Bagels on the bench
jimfordbroadcom   4/18/2014 2:13:41 PM
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Uh, I'd be more worried about the drinks getting into the equipment if spilled.  And the ESD generating properties of the plastic containers.  We got rid of styrofoam cups a few years ago in favor of paper - help the environment and cut ESD at the same time, but I make a point of not bringing drinks into the lab ever and encourage others to do the same.

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anon3887601   4/18/2014 4:29:03 PM
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In the telecom labs where I once worked there was a rule against food and drink at the bench.  All of the real engineers ignored the rule and managers looked the other way.

I don't like smoked salmon.  But try bacon on a cinnamon-raison bagel or an icing-free cinnamon bun.  Heavenly!

W.

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 4:38:42 PM
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Sounds like when I worked at GCA. We built semiconductor process equipment. You know, the kind that goes in clean rooms. Management made us all wear white lab coats to make things look clean. Meanwhile, the assemblers and techs put food, drink, and cigarettes (1980s) on the machines in full view on the assembly floor.

In the telecom labs where I once worked there was a rule against food and drink at the bench.

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Max The Magnificent   4/18/2014 4:45:44 PM
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@anon: But try bacon on a cinnamon-raison bagel or an icing-free cinnamon bun.  Heavenly!

You sound like a man (or woman or whatever -- see my blog on creating Gender-Neutral Engineering Prose) after my own heart -- have you seen the recipe for bacon chocolate chip cookies?

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There are bagels and then there are bagels
antedeluvian   4/18/2014 5:42:49 PM
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The discussion of bagels during Passover could be considered sacriligeous, but since bacon has been brought into the conversation it has upped the ante considerably.

I grew up in a dim outpost of the British empire in deepest darkest Africa (David may take exception) and despite the fact that my father was from Latvia and my mother from Israel (of Polish/Russian parents) I didn't know from bagels. Lox was a rarity in landlocked Zimbabwe, but I had been acquainted with the delicacy.

My introduction to bagels  was at the bus terminal in Tel Aviv where they were sold by hawkers dangling on hooks (the bagels, you understand). They were not the toroid shape (I was going to say donut (or doughnut), but that might trigger the debate- which came first: the bagel or the donut?) but much more like the New York preztel and slathered in salt.

When I moved to Johannesburg, the bagels were much more traditional and certainly lacking in North America innovation, being available as just plain.

When I say there are different types of bagels, I am not talking about poppy seed/ sesame of even (shudder) chocolate chip, raisin or cinnamon. I am talking about texture.

Today bagel is more associated with the shape, but the dough varies widely from light bread-like (ugh) to dense and moist. Purists insist that bagels must be boiled, but even then there are different schools of tradition. I believe the two pirincipal techniques are known as Montreal style and New York style.

Like certain Yiddish words, bagels have now become pervasive throughout US and Canada, even in places that have had no contact with Jews. From frozen packages in the supermarket to breakfast at Denny's in Texas, they are now part of our culture.

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 6:21:43 PM
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Antedeluvian wrote "The discussion of bagels during Passover could be considered sacriligeous"

It pains me to have written this story this week. The family said I must be crazy.

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antedeluvian   4/18/2014 6:39:58 PM
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Martin

 

It pains me to have

Since "pain" is bread in French, it seems you have punned!

 

 

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Max The Magnificent   4/21/2014 3:30:59 PM
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@antedelivian: Since "pain" is bread in French, it seems you have punned!

This works on so many levels, because Martin's (a.k.a. MeasurementBlues) puns are so painful LOL

 

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 6:29:01 PM
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Antedeluvian,

New York Vs. Montreal bagels: My daughter will be visiting Montral this summer and I'm sure there will be Montreal bagels for all to eat.

I do recall visting a bagel bakery in Toronto, but it's been about 8 years.

New Yorkers will claim that bagels made outside of NYC can't possibly be as good. But they say that about Pizza, Chinese food, Italian food, Deli, and so on. To them, if it's different than NY, it can't possibly be as good.

Have you read Save the Deli? I have asigned copy. The author, David Sax, is from Toronto.

 

 

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 6:32:37 PM
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Back when T&MW still had an office, a co-worker who lives in Boston's distant western suburbs claimed that a local bakery had supurb bagels and challenged me to prove otherwise. I brought in a dozen from Rosenfeld's and she brought in a dozen from the far west. At the end of the day. All Rosenfeld's were eaten and the her's just got stale.

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Measurement.Blues   4/18/2014 6:39:28 PM
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When I first moved from Brooklyn to north of Boston in 1971, I lived in the far north, near the New Hampshire line. The only thing even called a bagel was frozen in the supermarket. People had never even heard of bagels there and then. On trips to Brookline, we found Kupels bagels and wsould bring them back just like we did when we returned to NY.

I'm happy to say that Kupels is still in business and I can walk there now. The lines are Sunday mornings are out the door.

In Boston, you can't get a decent bagel at night. It's a breakfast and lunch food. In brooklyn, we wouldgo out on saturday nights and buy the Sunday paper and adozen bagels. Can't do that here.

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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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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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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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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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mhrackin   6/4/2014 2:46:58 PM
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Somehow i missed replying the first time around: my definition of "bialy" is it's a virgin bagel! (with onions on the membrane....)

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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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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

 

 

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David Ashton   4/21/2014 8:13:27 PM
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@Antedeluvian.....sounds good...Bondi is a bit off my beaten track but I'll try to make a detour there sometime when I am in Sydney.  Thanks for that.

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Measurement.Blues   4/21/2014 11:17:12 PM
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Some Sunday morning, I'm going to drag myself out of bed and try Katz bagels.

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David Ashton   4/22/2014 4:17:15 AM
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@Antedeluvian - I found another Bagel place right on the road I will be using in a couple of weeks time when I go to Sydney for a Tektronix roadshow.   Looking forward to it!

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MeasurementBlues   4/23/2014 12:27:53 AM
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While I can't imagine what an Australian bagel might teste like, I'm sure you'll find it better than bacon :-)

 

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David Ashton   4/23/2014 12:50:27 AM
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@MB....  this place is in a shopping centre so not sure if it is the real deal.  I see they do a bacon one (row 2, Bagel 5) right next to my choice of smoked salmon (Row 3, Bagel 6).   Anyway, I will be there on May 8th I hope, and will report back.....

http://www.greatbagel.com.au/Menu%20MQ%20Right%20Board.pdf

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Measurement.Blues   4/23/2014 1:03:53 PM
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To me  meat of any kind has no place on a bagel. I suggest you taste the bagel itself, with just some cream cheese. That way, you'll more taste the bagel, not the toppings.

I just returned from the local bagel bakery, with two dozen. Plain, rasin, egg, poppy seeds, black and white flavors. None of this jalapeno stuff for me.

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David Ashton   4/23/2014 7:56:05 PM
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@MB - Martin you are obviously a purist in this regard and thought I don't always agree with them, I have learned that purists usually know what they are talking about.   Also, on of your photo captions states that "Smoked salmon, also known as lox, is acceptable to bagel purists".    So I feel fairly safe.   Smoked salmon, with cream cheese and capers, would be my favourite sandwich filling, and I would not want too much other stuff with it.   But I will try and get a couple more plain bagels to take away as well (I will have a long drive home so they will come in handy I am sure......)

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antedeluvian   4/23/2014 8:08:43 PM
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David

Smoked salmon, with cream cheese and capers, would be my favourite sandwich filling,

Whilst it is not unknown to eat a bagel as a sandwich, our tradition is to eat them open-face. More lox per unit area!

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David Ashton   4/23/2014 8:16:07 PM
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@Antedeluvian - "our tradition is to eat them open-face. More lox per unit area!".   I saw that from the photo in the main article.   As you may have seen from the link in my post above, the vendow I will go to only offers them as sandwiches (I guess that makes them easier to carry in a bag :-).

If When I make it to EELive 2015 I hope that you and/or Martin will take me in hand and expose me to some genuine Bagels!

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I had bagels with cream cheese and salmon left over from sunday for lunch today.

 

 

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@Sheepdoll....shut up, would you  :-)  I'm having left over sausages for lunch at work as I speak, and you're making my mouth water....

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How to destroy a bagel
Measurement.Blues   4/28/2014 10:08:48 AM
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This morning, I stopped into a life place for a bagel. The bagelitself was ok as it had a good crust, but the people who prepared it ruined it. How so? They cut it on half after slicing ti and applying cream cheese. Begels must be fully round. Once you cut a bagel in half, it's no longer a bagel, just another piece of bread.

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antedeluvian   4/28/2014 3:19:14 PM
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Martin

Once you cut a bagel in half,...

Also the flavour leaks out, just like when you cut spaghetti.

 

 

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Measurement.Blues   4/28/2014 3:48:56 PM
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The additional surface area causes good bagels to go stale more quickly.

Also the flavour leaks out, just like when you cut spaghetti.

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David Ashton   4/28/2014 7:19:24 PM
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Martin, you're worrying me here:

"Once you cut a bagel in half, it's no longer a bagel, just another piece of bread."

I thought Bagels were special because they were not just ordinary bread - the dough being boiled first?   However I would agree with your sentiments.  I don't cut my morning toast in half either, I like a full slice to grip onto.

 

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I grew up in northern NJ in the late '40s and '50s.  One of the first solid foods I learned to love was the bagel.  In high school, my friends and I used to go to the Watson Bagel Bakery in Newark in the late evening (Watson was a 24/7 operation, a rarity in those days), pick up a dozen, and go to the end of the runway at Newark Airport and watch planes taking off and landing while munching on the delectable treasures.  The entire group ended up in various parts of the electronics industry, mostly starting in Engineering.  Thus I would argue that the bagel rightfully deserves to be named the official food of the entire industry, not just T&M!  My only brush with T&M was a summer job after I graduated (before I went off to grad school) at the NJ division of HP (previously known as Harrison Labs).  Here's a link to a fascinating tale of the Watson Bagel Bakeries and some bagel history:  http://www.oldnewark.com/memories/weequahic/bodianbagel.htm

 

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mhrackin   5/8/2014 2:24:39 PM
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PS: we always ate ours "au naturelle" and uncut!  Now, Sunday brunch was a different story.... a zillion varieties of smoked fish, cream cheese, onions, really good Jersey tomatoes (my grandfather was a produce wholesaler), herring, etc.  Sorry, Max: no bacon!

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Measurement.Blues   5/8/2014 2:35:11 PM
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"Sorry, Max: no bacon!"

Amen, brother!

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@MeasurementBlues: Amen, brother!

Bacon, where art thou?

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Measurement.Blues   5/22/2014 10:13:49 AM
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@Max

Culinary masterpiece? You mean culinary disaster!

just that adding bacon (perhaps with a few chives or green onions) on top of the cream cheese transforms a humble bagel into a culinary masterpiece ... I'm drooling just thinking about it (or maybe I'm just drooling)

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MeasurementBlues   5/30/2014 3:51:26 PM
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@Max wrote Wake Up & Smell the Bagels and there appears to be some question as to the definition of bagel slicing.

@Antedeluvian wrote:

I don't think Martin was compaining about slicing the bagel in the horizontal plane, leaving the hole as a whole(??). I am sure he was maintaing that bagel purity is compromiised by slicing it vertically after slicing it horizontally.

@Antedeluvian is correct, by "slicing" I meant that you slice the bagel into, well slices. Each half must continat a cimplete hole. If you "cut a bagel in half" you end up with two half circles. That is a descration of the sacred bagel and, well, there ought to be a law.

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Max The Magnificent   5/30/2014 3:54:30 PM
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@MeasurementBlues: ...by "slicing" I meant that you slice the bagel into, well slices. Each half must continat a cimplete hole. If you "cut a bagel in half" you end up with two half circles.

Ah -- now I understand -- I must admit that your earlier ramblings had left me baffled, bewildered, and confused

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MeasurementBlues, do you live in New York City? This is definitely a NYC thing. My uncle lived in Massachusetts and was fine, but the moment he crossed the border into NYC he became a New Yorker. The transformation was immediate and complete. It is as though he's lived there his whole life.

Now our California bagels aren't good enough for him. (In fact, I think he refuses to even call them bagels).

So what happens when you bite into the bagel? Is it sacrilege against the holy (wholly, hole-y?) bagel to destroy its circle with your teeth?

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MeasurementBlues   5/30/2014 6:38:58 PM
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@tb100

Funny you should say that. I was born in NYC and moved to Massachusetts when I was 13. I do think there are a few places on Boston where you can get a good bagel and there are places in NYC where the bagels are not so good.

I do admit that when it comes to food, I do revert back when I cross the border. But only on food. I will never again root for a NYC sports team.

But in the reverse, I refuse to call that Manhattan red clam soup a chowder. Being from New England, I know that chowder is white by definition.

As for breaking the bagel hole with your teeth, that's allowed.

I've never had a really good bagel in California, but the deli in LA is excellent. See My tour of LA delicatessens.

MeasurementBlues, do you live in New York City?

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kfield   5/31/2014 2:46:42 PM
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@measurementblues where are the best places to buy bagels in Boston?? Do any come close to New York bagels??

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MeasurementBlues   5/31/2014 5:10:21 PM
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@kfield, Best place in Boston is Rosenfeld's in Newton Centre. I do need to try Katz Bagels in Chelsea one of these days.

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kfield   5/31/2014 5:23:32 PM
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@measurementblues  Let's meet for breakfast there soon!

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Re: More than just T&M
MeasurementBlues   6/1/2014 11:46:02 AM
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Rosenfeld's has no tables and barely enough space to stand and get your order. There are a few benches around there.

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Re: More than just T&M
Max The Magnificent   5/8/2014 3:12:28 PM
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@mhrakin: ...we always ate ours "au naturelle"...

There's a thought I didn't want to have rattling around in my nofggic -- MeasurementBlues eating bagles au naturelle...

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Re: More than just T&M
mhrackin   5/8/2014 3:17:08 PM
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I guess I should clarify that the BAGELS were "au naturelle" not the consumers!  Reminds me of the then-current translation of MIT's Latin motto: "clean mind, clean body; take your pick!" (apologies to the great math professor Tom Lehrer who came up with it).

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jalapeño bagels rock
kfield   5/8/2014 7:40:27 PM
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Martin I take umbrage at the comment that a jalapeno bagel is not a pure food. It is in fact one of the most perfect out there.

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Re: jalapeño bagels rock
Measurement.Blues   5/8/2014 10:35:19 PM
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"I take umbrage at the comment that a jalapeno bagel is not a pure food."

It may be a food, but it's not a bagel. IMHO. But I'll grant you this, Kupel's has jalapeno bagels, but at least you can't get one there with bacon on it.

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Re: jalapeño bagels rock
MeasurementBlues   5/12/2014 10:35:17 AM
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There are those who would say that eve  raisins should not be bagel flavors, only onion, garlic, and maybe seeds.

 

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