Breakfast, light meal, street food
THE STORY BEHIND
Once the everyday bread of Eastern European Jews, the bagel has become a symbol of New York City. It's served as a classic breakfast in the Big Apple with cream cheese and smoked salmon. The word "bagel" means "ring" or "bracelet" in German. Genuine bagels always have a touch of sugar and malt and are cooked before baking. This version is topped with sesame and poppy seeds.
TIPS & TRICKS
- Bagels are at their best when served tepid or toasted.
- They also make for great open sandwiches on a buffet.