FOOD 101: Simits Vs. Bagels

We are so happy that simits have come into our life. This traditional Middle Eastern street food is breakfast fare or snack in Turkey and other parts of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Thanks to a Turkish family whose children moved to a simit-less New York City, simits are now baked in the area, served…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Healthy Bagels

Dill is often used to garnish a plate of smoked salmon—it’s a perfect pairing. So we tried snipping fresh dill onto our bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon. The verdict: the more dill, the better. The pretty, fragrant herb also has a heap of health benefits. It has compounds that fight free radicals, neutralize…
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CLASS: Bagel Making & More

Sure you can bake—but can you make bagels? Charge your cooking by taking a class in something different, and impress your friends and family with your homemade bagels (or baklava, croissants, pizza—anything). While it’s not a challenge to buy bagels, baklava etc., imagine the thrill of hot bagels emerging from your own oven. Bagels are…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Sorting Out Smoked Salmon

Celebrate the day by topping your bagel and lox with scrambled eggs. Photo courtesy American Egg Board. February 9th is National Bagels and Lox Day. “Lox” is an old generic term for smoked salmon that is fading away, replaced by much more complicated choices. So how does one decide among the Irish, Danish, Nova Scotia,…
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