Bagels Blog

From Pen to Table: Everything for bagel enthusiasts, Kosher Vegetarian Vegan chef explorers, Healthy Food Buffs and culinary overachievers.

Bagels as Inspiration and Art

The term minimalism is also used to describe a trend in design and architecture where in the subject is reduced to its necessary elements. Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. In addition, the work of De Stijl artists is a major source of reference for this kind of work.

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The difference between kosher, table and sea salt, because we know you’ve always wondered

Have you heard of Kosher salt? Some say next to a good knife, it’s revered as the most important item in a self proclaimed foodie’s kitchen. What is Kosher salt and is there truth behind the hype? The first question that is most intriguing is; What’s the difference between kosher salt, table salt, and sea salt? Fact 1: the chemical makeup of Kosher Salt, table salt and sea salt is the same compound; sodium chloride Fact 2: It’s the texture and density of the different salts that actually affect the taste outcome Fact 3: Table salt is very fine, evenly

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The History Of Bagels

    The History of Bagels   When researching the History of the Bagel there is one common thread that all agree. The legendary beloved Bagel started in Vienna, Austria. The story goes as follows: a Jewish baker, wanting to thank the King of Poland at the Time (yes Poland had a Monarch) for protecting the country from Turkish invaders. He made a special round and hard ‘roll’ in the shape of a riding stirrup. Riding horses was the king’s favorite pastime. A riding stirrup in German is Bugel. Bugel then became …. Bagel! This was in the 17th century,

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Sukkot –is celebrated on the 15th day of the Jewish calendar month Tishrei (varies from late September to late October) 5 days after Yom Kippur. It is the last of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals. It is considered one of the most joyous holidays known as the Season of our Rejoicing.   Sukkot also called Z’man Simchateinu (Season of Our Rejoicing). It is the only festival associated with an explicit commandment to rejoice. A final name for Sukkot is Chag HaAsif, (Festival of the Ingathering), representing a time to give thanks for the bounty of the earth during the fall harvest.

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Our Blueberry Muffins ~ Who doesn’t love a good Muffin? Muffins are not a new invention but they have gained in popularity and varieties have become a source of pride! They are easy to eat; a cross between a dessert, a meal, a healthy snack, heartier than cup cakes and easy to transport. The origin of the Muffin: The concept and word Muffin was first found in print in the early 1700’s, but was spelled MOOFIN. There are 2 possible word origins, it either came from the Low German word MUFFEN, which is the plural of MUFFE. (MUFFEs are small cakes) Or

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Smoked Salmon vs Lox

Lox When looking up Lox or the history of Lox for this blog article, what came up along side the search, time and time again were these few key words; bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon and Jewish Traditional Food. If you are a Montrealer you are not surprised at all. Apparently our love affair with Lox is intertwined with Eastern European Jewish Diaspora’s move to North America, their beloved Bagels and the availability and affordability of ‘smoked salmon’   Where did the word Lox originate? American’s think that they invented the word Lox and that it’s primarily a New York

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