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How Far Would You Go For a Bagel and Lox?

Finding few options in Grand Forks, North Dakota, food blogger Molly Yeh went to Alaska to catch salmon and make lox herself

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Lobster Out, Lox In: Portland, Maine is Having a Jewish Food Moment

For great knishes, bialys, and babkas, just head on up the coast

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview with Matt Pomerantz

New York’s bagel king on going from global equity derivative operations to everything with schmear, running a family business, and Debbie Harry’s bialys

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A Taste of Jewish New York

While some tours take visitors to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, these guides lead tourists to the city’s best bagels and babkas

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In an Eating Contest, Which Jewish Food Would Be Hardest to Down?

Inspired by Coney Island’s annual July 4th hot dog-eating contest, we asked kosher culinary experts—and some comedians—this very question

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Seinfeld to Kesha: No Hugs for You!

The comedian and singer recently met at an event in D.C., and their encounter was mighty Seinfeldian

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Master and Commander

Episode 93: Actor Jonathan Frakes, better known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Toronto talk show host Fred Kuhr

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The Bagel Show

Episode 85: New York vs. Montreal bagels, intrepid bagel makers from Cleveland to Australia, plus Israel’s beigale scene

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One Bad Bagel in L.A.

A Beastie Boys-inspired food truck serves up uninspiring fare

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Live From New York!

Episode 76: Podcaster Jonathan Goldstein, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, and Late Night with Stephen Colbert writer Jen Spyra

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Codes of Conduct

This week on Unorthodox: bagel etiquette, Bethany Mandel on her Convert Bill of Rights, and writer Rand Cooper’s ‘Jewdar’ query

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Bagels: To Gut or Not to Gut?

I don’t judge bagel scoopers. But plenty do, and they’re wrong.

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There When I Need Them: Bagels and Judaism, Thankfully

A friend sent a Zabar’s care package of bagels to my Los Angeles abode, and it set off a slew of emotions

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Daniel Thompson, Whose Machine Industrialized Bagel Production, Dies at 94

The inventor’s technology was adopted early on by Lender’s. He also was also an original patent holder on the folding ping-pong table.

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The No-Toasting Policy at Murray’s Bagels Is… Toast

Schmears from one of NYC’s more excellent purveyors of holey bread can now come with a crunch

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Lunchtime Viewing: New York Bagel Science

Schmeared, scooped, or salted—it’s all good

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You’ve Never Seen a Bagel Schmeared Like This

But seriously you definitely haven’t

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Gary Shteyngart Really Just Wants a Bagel

The novelist’s Grub Street Diet is chock full of kasha, whitefish, neuroses

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Russ & Daughters Heads to the Upper East Side

Iconic NYC appetizing shop to open kosher café in The Jewish Museum

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The Bialy—the Bagel’s Long-Neglected Cousin—Tries for a Comeback

At Kossar’s on the Lower East Side, new owners hope that combining a new look with old recipes will save bialys from extinction

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Mel Brooks Misses the Bagels in Vilna

But other than that, the comedy legend is pretty happy in Los Angeles

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Jerry Seinfeld Can’t Find a Good Bagel in NYC

The comedian does have a solid Long Island recommendation, though

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Is This The Best Bagel in New York City?

GQ anoints Absolute Bagels on the Upper West Side the city’s best

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New Film Tells the Story of New York’s Russ & Daughters

‘The Sturgeon Queens’ documents 100 years of the iconic appetizing shop

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There’s a Croissant-Bagel Hybrid Called a Crogel

But why mess with perfection, Stew Leonard’s?

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It’s OK to Admit It: Montreal Can Make a Bagel

Salvos in the bagel wars are being fired at the wrong targets

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Bringing Decent Bagels, and a Sense of Jewish Culinary History, to Berlin

An American expat opened her bakery in the German capital because what locals were doing to bagels was ‘bad for the Jews’

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Daybreak: U.S. Troops in Syria Unlikely

Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions

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Sundown: New Sanctions on Iran Urged

Plus Syrian refugee toll could rise as high as 700,000

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