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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Beigels for breakfast



In Brick Lane there is a Beigel Shop that has been 24 hour for longer than just about any other shop in the UK. And why is there always one - and only one - down-and-out outside? Is there an agreement? Doesn't matte what country, what time of day - Beigel shop = hobo.

Note: Ham is on holiday this week, and the posts are happening with the assistance of San Francisco Daily Photo ;-)

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 7

Comments on "Beigels for breakfast"

 

Blogger Denton said ... (13:19) : 

Yesterday I learned some French at the ParisDailyPhoto site and today I learn a work in English! We eat bagels at least once a week. But it took looking beigel up to know that bagel is sometimes called beigels.

 

Anonymous Bob said ... (15:10) : 

Denton, I had the same thought about the spelling. Obviously, we colonials have it wrong. Everyone here says New York bagels are the best because they are made with water from the Hudson River. I wonder where the best bagels in the UK are found?

 

Blogger Ham said ... (15:08) : 

The best beigels? Chez Ham ;-) Actually, I haven't made them for a while, but they are actually very easy. Make your bread dough and shape the beigel. Leave them to start raising then pop them into boiling, sugared water with a little oil till they rise to the top, then bake.

The very best bagel bakeries have gone, IMO, but there are still good ones to be found. A baker called Grodzinski in Stamford Hill, Golders Green and other places do quite good ones.

 

Blogger M-M said ... (02:39) : 

The best beigels are from Shalom in Gants Hill in Essex. I live in Australia and when I visit my parents the UK the first thing I want to eat is a smoked salmon and cream cheese beigel from Shalom.

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (22:10) : 

The original name of this speciality was 'beigel' (the first syllable pronounced as in 'by' or 'buy'. In the USA, people began reading it as 'bay', and the spelling changed to 'bagel' — which subsequently was pronounced as 'bah-'. I'm glad to see that many people still respect the old Yiddish name, What about reimporting it to America? Or will that risk getting us transported to Guantanamo Bay?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (22:10) : 

The original name of this speciality was 'beigel' (the first syllable pronounced as in 'by' or 'buy'. In the USA, people began reading it as 'bay', and the spelling changed to 'bagel' — which subsequently was pronounced as 'bah-'. I'm glad to see that many people still respect the old Yiddish name, What about reimporting it to America? Or will that risk getting us transported to Guantanamo Bay?

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (22:10) : 

The original name of this speciality was 'beigel' (the first syllable pronounced as in 'by' or 'buy'. In the USA, people began reading it as 'bay', and the spelling changed to 'bagel' — which subsequently was pronounced as 'bah-'. I'm glad to see that many people still respect the old Yiddish name, What about reimporting it to America? Or will that risk getting us transported to Guantanamo Bay?

 

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