National Bagel Day:
The National Bagel Day, formerly known as Bagel and Lox Day, is celebrated annually on 15th January to acknowledge the history of a bread that is 600 years old with its varying scope available today.
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Why National Bagel Day?
A bite of a doughy, chewy bagel is so heavenly satisfying. Hence, it is no surprise to find about a whole day dedicated to its deliciousness.
With an ample amount of reasons to dedicate a day to bagels, below mentioned are a few reasons a bagel leaves no stone unturned to make our mouth watery and heart happy:
With a wide variety, one can fall in love with, either it is chocolate chip, blueberry, or onion, bagels have never failed to satisfy one’s sweet or savory cravings.
With a chewy-dense texture of a bagel, it is a perfect table for toppings, spreads, or anything delicious one can think of. Having a bagel in breakfast is no more fun; bagels are trendy enough to be modeled into deli sandwiches and pizza bagels!
One can find bagels anywhere; either it is a coffee shop, grocery store, or even a gas station! Eating a toasted bagel or just a plain one, either way ends up with a blast of delicious flavors. When one is preoccupied with other stuff, bagels have always turned out to be a handy option to go.
With such yummylicious qualities, how can one think of a bagel as just a Bagel?
National Bagel Day is to pay homage to such dense and appetizing bread and the diverse range it carried with itself and a history of being over 600 years old! Bagel: quintessential with salmon, salad, peanut butter, chocolate spread, almost every possible topping you can think of is something that one can eat irrespective of a place or time!
With the existence of countless variants, different flavors, either it is the classic bagel or one weaved with raisin and cinnamon, a bagel has the power to satisfy any sweet tooth.
How can we observe National Bagel Day:
How to celebrate National Bagel Day? Is it a question? Uh oh, start with having a big bite of the yummiest, warmest, crispiest bagel. With an extensive range of bagels, either it is an all-time classic breakfast bagel, or pizza bagels, or any random flavor you prefer, you have to have at least one bagel on this day. Prefer to have a bagel in every meal commemorating its versatility while trying every flavor you can! Who can hate bagels? With an ample amount of exclusive discounts and offers, hang out with your friends and family at your local bagel shops and hop in for a dozen of delicious bagels to your stomach. For more fun and surprisingly easy enjoyment, take out your aprons and start baking a fresh bagel with your loved ones.
If you are thinking of celebrating the day with a little more of an out of the box touch, the following activities can be good-to-go on your list:
- Bagel Party
With bagel-loving partners at your work or a group of friends, the idea of hosting a bagel-making party can never go out of trend. Laying out all the possible delicious toppings and organizing a bagel party can be the perfect way to celebrate National Bagel Day.
- All-day challenge
If you feel you are up to getting something adventurously messy yet tasty, try out a 3 meal challenge with having a dish inspired by bagel for all of the three meals- dinner, lunch, and breakfast. Sweet or savory? Try a 1v1 among both the choices, go wild, and enjoy your bagels!
- Making yourself your own set of bagels
With the use of machined mass-produced bagels, one almost forgot that before 1970, all bagels were carefully crafted by hand. Why not take a time machine to the pre-1970s and enjoy baking your bagels? It might not come out to be as round as you buy from the grocery stores, but undeniably, you will be mesmerized with its taste.
Post photos and videos of your favorite bagel and the process of making your bagels using the #NationalBagelDay and #BagelDay on all your social media pages today!
Interesting facts about National Bagel Day:
Being a day for marking the existence of Bagels, this day is celebrated with great fun and enjoyment. The following interesting facts will make you go and buy a bagel for yourself the very moment of reading them:
- Bagel or Bougel or Biegel?
People with a few other names know bagels; don’t be surprised to come across different spellings. The word originates from a German word bracelet which translates to BOUGEL. Bagels are known as BEIGELS, following an old-fashioned way to spell them.
- Shape of bagel
Ever thought as to why there is a hole in the middle of a bagel? Well, in ancient times, people who used to sell bagels believed in threading the hole-shaped bread on sticks while hawking them around the street corners.
- Bagels and production
One might feel baking a bagel is an easy task, not really. It is well-known to have been a four-hand task. Traditional methods of making a bagel were so complex that for baking a single set of bagels, 4 people were required, two to prepare the dough and shape all the bagels, one to boil them, and the last one to bake them up.
With the emergence of a thousand flavors in the market today, plain still stands for being the most popular bagel flavor among the bagel-lovers, followed by sesame-flavored bagels.
- Boiled dough
One might conclude bagels to have followed the same bread loaf process, but surprisingly, bagels are boiled to give them their distinctive chewy texture.
- Bagels and space
Bagels have been so polished with their emergence that they now have made their path to reach space as well. It has been found that in 2008, a few sesame bagels were taken by an astronaut to an International space station!!
History of National Bagel Day:
Though the definite day the celebration of Bagel Day began is a bit cloudy, but it is believed to have started somewhere around the beginning of the 2000s. This day, Kraft owns the Lender’s Bagels, a multi-billion dollar industry, wherein a majority of bagels are made by machines that are enjoyed by every generation for either meal.