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The History of the Humble Bagel is Far More Complex Than You’d Think

Historic photo showing mid 20th-century automation in the Lenders bagel factory.
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European conflicts, early New York City working conditions, unions splitting, and a diaspora of old guard Jewish bagel makers across the United States all contribute to on professor’s bold statement that “no one has had a New York bagel since 1967”.

The professor in question is Jacob Remes from New York University. In the fascinating little three-minute-and-change video below he leads the viewer through the history of bagels from the old world to the new and through a tumultuous century of change.

[via Futurity]

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