What is a Bagel?
A bagel is a round bread product
They are traditionally shaped by hand
They have a hole in the centre
Often topped with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.
Some other popular toppings are cream cheese, tomato, onions, peanut butter, and Nutella
History of the Bagel
The Bagel was invented between the 16th century and the 17th century
It was made in Jewish communities in Poland
Bagels were a common gift for women who had just given birth in Poland
Bagels were originally spelled beigel but this changed when introduced to North America
Beigel is still considered correct spelling in certain European countries such as Poland and England
The bagel became an important part of Poland as it became a polish staple in many diets
Bagels did not commonly have toppings until they were brought to North America
New York bagel companies began adding toppings to the Bagel in 1900
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagel https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/03/the-secret-history-of-bagels/6928/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/food-and-wine/2016/05/20/new-york-bagels-montreal-bagels/84599164/
Great entry Nathan! Note the debate that still rages about “proper” bagels – New York or Montréal!