December 11- National Have a Bagel Day

National Have a Bagel Day 

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Facts on Bagels 

  • Bagels are the only bread that are boiled before baked.
  • Bagels come in many varieties from blueberry to the “everything” bagel, however, the most popular choice is plain, followed closely by sesame.
  • Bagels have been used to symbolize the continuous cycle of life—without beginning and without end.
  • That little hole in the center isn’t just for looks, it came in handy for early peddles and street vendors to thread multiple bagels onto a dowel, making transport.
  • The first bagel bakeries were founded in New York City in the 1920s.

National Bagels & Lox Day – February 9

National Bagel & Lox Day …..Sound the horns!

shutterstock_61077385Facts on Bagels and Lox 

  • For a traditional Bagels and Lox celebration you will need to get a few things to do it right. All the ingredients can be found at your local Bagel Store or local Fishmonger (minus the bagels).
  • Get an assortment of the best bagels in town, in my town they are at Bagel Boss Roslyn. 
  • Get a least one pound of smoked salmon for a party of six. Smoked salmon lovers get more…it’s is really not good to run out.
  • For a traditional Bagel and Lox sandwich you will tomato, red onion, cream cheese, smoked salmon, and capers (optional).
  • Some people prefer flavored cream cheese, others like to add scrambled eggs, so however you like yours, just make sure you have enough on hand so a riot doesn’t break out. Enjoy!

National Cheese Lover’s Day – January 20

National Cheese Lover’s Day

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Facts on Cheese

  • Cheese is nutritious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other mammals, including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks.
  • Cheese was born over 4000 years ago when people have started to breed animals and process their milk.
  • There are over thousands of specialty cheeses made from 60 countries in the world.
  • A specialist seller of cheese is sometimes known as a cheese monger.
  • In the United States 31 pounds of cheese is eaten per person. Greece weighs in with 68 pounds per capita.