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 - 12:34pm
"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" ------------- Yep! I bet you can't get excellent bagels in Tel Aviv, btw.
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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:49pm

<<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. >>

Great, but that doesn't support your claim that it's the water that makes the difference and that was my point.



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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:49pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Thardy-nothing better than a NY bagel. You can't get one anywhere else &lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Of course..because those who make bagels in NY are never allowed to move out of the state and open up shops somewhere else, lol.   But I do agree, the style of bagels is the best...way better than the bagel/bakery shop chains.</p>

I agree PKA.  When we moved to NJ that was one thing I was looking forward to is awesomely better bagels either there, or when we visited NY.  Nope didn't happen.  The bagel place we have here is just as good if not beter than any I had in NY.  We got some cream cheese w/lox mixed in at a place there because we really like the kind our bagel place makes.  It was nasty nasty stuff, I think they blended the salmon into the cream cheese because it was pink and very fishy.  Ugh!

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:50pm

<<2. Do you wear perfume? Favorite?

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

One of my pet peeves, getting into an elevator where someone has had on a lot of perfume or colgne.  Oh boy.

PumpkinAngel

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:51pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<blockquote><div style="font-weight:bold"><em>springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Thardy-nothing better than a NY bagel. You can't get one anywhere else &lt;img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif" alt="Laughing" title="Laughing" border="0" /&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"></p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Of course..because those who make bagels in NY are never allowed to move out of the state and open up shops somewhere else, lol.   But I do agree, the style of bagels is the best...way better than the bagel/bakery shop chains.</p><p style="font-size:13px; text-align:left"><strong>Bagels and pizza are never the same no matter if the same person makes them as I think it all has to do with the water. I have actually heard of people getting NY water down in FL to try and duplicate the pizza. I have had pizza, bagels and chinese food out of NY and it is ok but just not the same.</strong></p>

I think it has to do with memory--how you remember things from when you are young and growing up, makes a preference.  

Now coney island dogs from anywhere other than southern Michigan are NOT the same!  LOL.  Everywhere else jut puts chili on them & it is not the same.  Maybe Emptynester has had those & know what I mean?

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:54pm

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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!)  And I eat more bread in a summer in France than I do the whole rest of the year at home.>>

Yes, I agree...there are just some experiences that cry out for certain foods/drinks and others that are just wrong, lol.  

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:55pm

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>

Yes, totally insane to think that people are allowed to leave NY with recipes and cooking skills.  Shocking, really.

;)

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:56pm

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>

No one said it wasn't part of the NY experience.  They disagreed that NY is the only place you can find those items that at that level of quality or same taste.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:56pm

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>

You don't have to have them on a regular basis to understand which is better.  I know what bagels I've had in my home area and whenver I had one in NY or NJ was disappointed that it was not better.  Most were as good or close to as good.  But I don't have to live there to eat one every day to compare and see.  Now the BEST bagel I ever had was a homemade bagel by someone who brought them to our office.  I ate at least 3--now they were the best, even had a little piece of onion on top, as they were onion bagels.

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Fri, 05-17-2013 - 12:56pm

springfever2013 wrote:
Hard water vs. soft water elsewhere.</strong></p>

NYC is not the only place with hard water.

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