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September 25, 2003

Sesame-seed bagel


My Thursday teaching schedule means my Breakfast at the Flea™ needs have to be met on the run. The Second Cup coffee franchise on campus has ok sesame bagels which, when double-toasted and topped with herb and garlic cream-cheese, keep the Flea fuelled for teachy goodness. Snackworthy as they are, however, they are not proper bagels. With apologies to the good people of New York and their bagels of renown only Montreal bagels are the real deal. I am enough of a purist to believe my choice of sesame over poppy-seed would damn me to non-hardcore bagel afficianado status even if it weren't for missing Montreal. A poppy-seed stuck between the teeth impairs a lecture as surely as an open fly so I muddle through with the less troubling sesame-seed option. Garlic, cinnamon-raisin and other variations in the theme of bagel are beyond the pale.

And then... It might be time for a local "bagel off"...

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 25, 2003 05:03 AM


Sorry, even New York loses out to the bagels of Franklin Park, New Jersey!

Posted by: Fred Kiesche at September 25, 2003 02:37 PM

I shall not rest until I have tried these Franklin Park bagels you speak of.

Posted by: Nicholas Packwood at September 25, 2003 06:22 PM


You're welcome anytime. Just start heading south. We'll keep the lights on.

Posted by: Fred Kiesche at September 25, 2003 07:45 PM

I like sesame bagels best. Especially when the sesame seeds get toasted and have that roasted nut flavor.



Posted by: David Strain at September 26, 2003 06:55 PM