Friday Follies

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 9:50am

1. Are you wearing purple for North America Lupus Awareness Day today?

2. Do you wear perfume? Favorite?

3. Bagels-cream cheese or butter?

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:44am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">So I guess you aren't aware that NYC and Long Island do not have the same water source?  So it can't be the water that makes them different.</span></p><p style="text-align:left"><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>It is a variety of things but water IS one of the main reasons. While it is not the same source, it is still the same hard water. Other places have soft water. So it does make a difference.</span></span></strong></p>

Actually according to this link, NYC has soft water.    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/wsstat02c.pdf

NYC water comes from upstate above ground and LI water comes from LI, underground.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:48am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I'm pretty sure that NYC and LI get their water from different places, fyi.  </p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">When was the last time you had a NY style bagel from a shop that was outside of NY?  Not a bakery, not a chain place but a true NY style bagel place.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Last summer</strong></p>

Keep looking, that's whats fun...looking for those types of places while out of one's area, really broadens the experience, imo.   I love off the beaten track type of places, we rarely go to a chain restaurant on vacation or even when we are at home.  We love the local places.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:50am

1. Are you wearing purple for North America Lupus Awareness Day today? No

2. Do you wear perfume? Favorite? Korres

3. Bagels-cream cheese or butter? Neither and none, I no longer eat bagels, butter or cream cheese. When I did, always butter, not fond of cream cheese.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:51am

Actually according to this link, NYC has soft water.    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/pdf/wsstat02c.pdf

NYC water comes from upstate above ground and LI water comes from LI, underground.

I can difference from block to block. I know I have hard water as I know the difference between going someplace that has soft water. 

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:52am
springfever2013 wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I'm pretty sure that NYC and LI get their water from different places, fyi.  </p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">When was the last time you had a NY style bagel from a shop that was outside of NY?  Not a bakery, not a chain place but a true NY style bagel place.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Last summer</strong></p>

Keep looking, that's whats fun...looking for those types of places while out of one's area, really broadens the experience, imo.   I love off the beaten track type of places, we rarely go to a chain restaurant on vacation or even when we are at home.  We love the local places.

We don't go to chain places when we are away unless it is something we can't get (like Cracker Barrell-yum). All local places. 

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 11:56am
"By the way, when you refer to NY bagels, what do you mean? Bagels found in NYC, bagels found in Long Island, bagels found upstate? All of those places?" -------- I was wondering too. I always thought of NY bagels as being NYC bagels basically. Never occurred to me that you could get them upstate, for example, but maybe you can.
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:00pm
"Pizza is another but it has nothing to do with the water and everything to do with how they prepare the crust, what kind and how much cheese, etc. It also depends on what kind you like (pizza in NY is very different from what you find in Italy, except in Naples)." ----------- True. A couple of my neighbors are Greek-American brothers from NY. Years ago, they were so fed up with the sorry pizza down here that they opened their own NY-style pizzeria. The pizza was perfect ... if you were a NYer. They went out of business, because apparently not everybody loves NY pizza as much as NYers do.
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:15pm

1. Are you wearing purple for North America Lupus Awareness Day today?

No.

2. Do you wear perfume? Favorite?

No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  And I try very hard to stay away from people who do.  

3. Bagels-cream cheese or butter?

Neither.  


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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:19pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>One has to live in NY to eat there?  I am not aware of that law, I guess I should confess to the NY state authorities?</p><p><strong>To have them on a regular basis to compare, yes <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /></strong></p>

How many times do you have to eat them before you are qualified to judge whether they are unique to the planet? 

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:27pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Bagels, pizza and large pretzels are all part of that NY experience I absolutely adore there.  To hear someone disagree with that is just insane, Lol.</p>

I suspect that this is the key to the bagel experience.  It's not just the taste of the bagel that people associate with New York, but the whole experience of being in the city, the sights, sounds, smells, associated tastes, etc.  I honestly doubt that if you blind taste tested people, that they'd be able to pick out the good New York-produced bagel from the good bagel produced elsewhere.   I am that way with certain foods.  I never want a hot dog unless I am at the ball park or in Chicago and I see a street vendor.   I drink coffee in the United States and in Italy, and tea in Great Britain and Ireland.  Coffee in the British Museum or the Institute for Historical Research is just wrong!  (Even though they have perfectly good coffee shops everywhere in London!) I love good sushi/sashimi everywhere but the very best place to eat it is a little joint on the back alleys of any Japanese city.  Same with udon.  And I eat more bread in a summer in France than I do the whole rest of the year at home.

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