My husband Sean and I are from NY. We moved here about 2 1/2 years ago. There were a few food items that I knew I wouldn’t be able to get in North Carolina—at least not made the way I’ve had them all my life. Pizza and Bagels. Since moving, we’ve actually found an aswsome pizza place in our neighborhood and we wouldn’t get our “pies” anywhere else.
But bagels have been another story. You can get a bagel at Wal-Mart or Food Lion, even Harris Teeter, but we’re from NY and we have pretty high bagel standards. So about a year ago I just had to have a good bagel and I was determined to make a fine NY style bagel, but without the NY water and without actually living in NY. No one thought it was possible. Well I’m happy to say, they were all wrong.
In the past year we’ve mastered the perfect recipe of chewy softness. We’ve labored away at creating the most delicious bagel around. It’s hard work, I must tell you. But in the end, it’s so worth it.