It's not the water after all

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  1. XuXu

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    http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt...ign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20150521


    Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

    One of the first life lessons I picked up in college was this: The secret to the shiny crust and chewy bite prized in New York bagels is boiling. Any other way of cooking them, my Brooklyn born-and-raised, freshman-year roommate told me, is simply unacceptable.

    Now, many years later, it turns out she was pretty much right. In a new video, the American Chemical Society breaks down the chemistry of what makes New York bagels superior to the also-rans — the disappointing "bagels" you often encounter outside of New York that merely taste like bread with a hole in it.


    According to popular mythology, the uniquely superb texture of the New York bagel has to do with New York City's water — specifically, its low concentrations of calcium and magnesium, which make it softer.


     
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    you want lousy breads,pizza etc.
    its here in AZ.
    nothing like the North East.
     
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    Maybe in Sun City but AZ pizza keeps winning NY Times best pizza :pie:
     
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  4. Apple the cat

    Apple the cat Moral conscience of the Shed

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    Don't feel alone, babybear- here in the NW the biggest local producer of "New York bagels" is Korean, and the pizza's nothing to be impressed by either.
     
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    yeah cause locals out here never been back east.
    I get my pizza at Lil Bite Of Italy,99th and Greenway.
    55 and older crowd only.
     
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    Babybear check out La Piazza al Forno in Glendale, it's the closest good pizza to you other than Grimaldi's. Pizzeria Bianco downtown keeps winning best pizza in the US, but I prefer Cibo. The Parlor is good, as is Pomo Pizzeria and Tony Sacco's, you're welcome :lo5:
     
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    I had Pomo's and the Palor,there were good.
    I need to go to downtown Glendale before it gets to hot.
     
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    Finally retribution. You can't make a sandwich out of a real bagel because they are too hard. If you are making a sandwich with a bagel it's because it's a roll with a hole.
     
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    They basically said you can get a good bagel anywhere because it's not the NY water. Game over :backlol:
     
  11. Bro

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    Yeah no they didn't.
     
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    :secret: They did
     
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    Bud has so much pride just because he lives somewhere. That's like if I moved to Germany and wouldn't shut the fuck up about the sauerkraut as if I had anything yo do with it
     
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    I just know the difference between a bagel and a roll with a hole.
     
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    If you're making a bagel sandwich it's not a real bagel.
     
  16. Bro

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    And NY pizza is the best because there is so much competition. There's a pizza place on almost every corner.
     
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    Bud is so mad he wants NY to hold onto something special :pissed:
     
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    So the real reason is because outside of the NE people are super lazy. I would agree with that.
     
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    Yes, no one wants to go through the long process. Plus there's not a huge market for bagels as everyone is not lard-asses like typical New Yorkers :grad:
     
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    Any hot mature women?
     
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