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Bagels are undeniably one of the most popular and iconic of Jewish foods. Having long transcended their Jewish roots, bagels have become a staple in bakeries, grocery stores and brunch tables across North America.
Though perennial debates about the relative merits of bagels from Montreal, Toronto and New York seem to have existed since time immemorial, the history of bagels actually goes back several centuries to Eastern Europe where it was an everyday staple in Jewish culinary life.
Join Jewish food historian, Kat Romanow, to learn about the history of this beloved bread, followed by a competitive sampling from some of Toronto’s top bagel meisters.
Who will be crowned the bagel boss?