Bagels aren’t as big here Down Under as they are in America although I’m not sure why. On occasion I like to indulge in one of these dense ovals of dough for something different. For me bagels are synonymous with New York. I was lucky enough to visit around this time last year on a wonderful trip with my Mum. We saw and did so much in our time there. We often started our days in one of the multitude of diners located on practically every street corner. We’d order a bagel toasted to a sheen for a couple of dollars, filled with almost an inch of cream cheese. After unwrapping the foil we would split our simple sandwich and fill ourselves up before we hit the pavements. It’s funny how food can transport you to a place so instantly and unequivocally. I loved New York and hope to return again someday soon as I feel I barely scratched the surface of such a magnificent city.
Once I saw these bagels at Say Cheese, racked up like edible quiots sets I thought they would make a perfect little treat of the week. They were $1.70 each and I bought one multigrain and one poppy seed. I slightly preferred the more traditional poppy seed. Next time you’re yearning for something a little different or substantial for breakfast, or if you want to take a little food vacation maybe you might like to have a bagel topped with your favourite combination. Until the day comes that I make it back to the Big Apple, I will have to content myself with the odd bagel to conjure up memories! My favourite way to enjoy them is slathered in cream cheese with ripe tomato and slivers of spanish onion topped by a smattering of salt and pepper. It makes for a very satisfying breakfast or lunch.