Friday, November 13, 2009

Under what circumstances should a bagel be toasted?

16 comments:

Scottie said...

Every, any and all circumstances. Cold bagels make baby Jesus cry.

David said...

living with a bagel expert i have learned that it is NEVER acceptable to toast a bagel.

Erin Wallace said...

Under all. Untoasted bagels are like lumps of bleck.

Rob said...

i would say most

Andrew said...

OMG, I can't believe I agree with Scottie, but each and every instance.

Dan said...

Only on days that end with the letter y.

Cate said...

never shake a baby, always toast a bagel.

K8 said...

i don't toast bagels. it ruins that lovely chewy quality. i want a room temp bagel from that place in astoria. mmmm.....olive cream cheese.

smo said...

only if you are out of the state limits of new york or in a dunkin donuts-type place in new york should you toast a bagel. why toast when it just comes out of the oven and is fresh?

tamika said...

If I'm just putting cream cheese on it, then untoasted. Otherwise, in all cases, it should be toasted.

Actually, a toasted bagel with peanut butter sounds really good right now.

John said...

Actually cate, it's never shake a bagel, always toast a baby. Mmmmmmm, toasted toddler with sun-dried tomato cream cheese.

beenu said...

when there is a toaster available.

Justin said...

This is a great question; however, the answer depends on where YOU are purchasing a bagel. Let me outline the guidelines:

Frozen or Grocery Bagels - TOAST ALL THE TIME!

NY Bagel Shop - Toasting is only acceptable after the second day; however, YOU should not buy more than a day's worth of bagels for consumption.

Other Bagel Shops - This all depends on if shop boils and bakes their bagels. A majority of the time, YOU should not toast them unless it is a day old.

If YOU would like to have additional, please feel free to contact me at JustinKnowsBagels@Bagels.Com

Kelly said...

always unless buying from a street vendor and you have no choice, in which case I usually opt for a bag of chips

Megan D said...

they always should be toasted and never with cream cheese.

Battgirl said...

Toasted. Always. It adds to the chewy quality if you have some crunch to get thru to get to the chewy. I love bagels!