In Honor of Canada Day, A Bagel Lesson
Montreal's bagel scene rivals the Big Apple's
There's been a lot of smack talk about bagels lately. New York institution H&H Bagels closed, inspiring a flurry of protest and not a little criticism of the current state of the bagel in New York City. Over in Brooklyn, there are folks importing Montreal bagels directly from the Great White North to sell in their Montreal-style deli. And those folks now face competition from a neighbor, who has started making Montreal-style bagels onsite. This, of course, has led some to bemoan the invasion of Montreal bagels. I often come across comments about these bagels being too sweet, too skinny, even "Frenchified." Well, let me address this with a story about my dear Aunt Deb.