Nonpareils, plus book recommendation
theania at freeuk.com
Sun Apr 1 19:14:01 EDT 2001
How odd. There is a bagel bakery in Hackney, East London, and it's the real
thing, run by Jewish people, a family business etc., and they do bagels
which resemble those you get in supermarkets here, only a thousand times
better (the supermarket ones have American flags emblazoned upon them, so
they must be at least vaguely like the American ones). I can't believe that
East End Jews were trying to emulate Americans! This place has been around
for too long to be jumping on some kind of trendy food bandwagon. Please
> As for pretzels: in Israeli Hebrew, they are called "beygaleh", which made
> for some confusion when bagels were first imported here. I know it's
> supposed to be a Jewish food, but there were no American-style bagels in
> Israel before the last decade or so. The closest thing was o-shaped soft
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