This is NOT to be confused with National Bagel Day, which was back in February. Excuse me, the mountains of snow had me otherwise occupied then.
Lately there’s been a little push back to all these daily ‘holidays’ .Who says it’s a holiday? Why so many?
But Bagelfest Day actually has some juice behind it, although bagels are better with cream cheese and lox then juice:
Murray Lender began this celebration back in 1986.
Because of Murray Lender many of us have bagel memories…..because he sold them frozen, so a bagel could be in any supermarket freezer, not just at the local bagel shop.
And of course, once bagels got in the All-American kitchen, the All-American fiddling followed….
And then the bagels themselves were fiddled…..
and then the bagel types were fiddled….
To celebrate this holiday I had breakfasted at my fave coffee shop on a pumpernickel bagel with bacon scallion cream cheese, a combination I first tried at the urging of a friend who had steered to really good food in the past. Not traditional, but excellent good.
Murray Lender didn’t just make the bagels – he made the commercials for them .