I am a born- and-bred New Yorker who loves a good, classic bagel and schmear. It’s practically a requirement to live in the New York area. I have been working on my own recipe for some time (stay tuned!) and I am no stranger to the rainbow bagel and other crazy counterparts that have been trendy the past two years. In fact, I first spotted rainbow bagels nearly three years ago in Hoboken, NJ near my daughter’s former preschool. And since then, indeed, rainbow bagels have taken over.
But it’s not just rainbow bagels. It’s Oreo bagels. And truffle bagels. And a whole list of wacky flavor combinations we compiled last year. And now, to add insult to injury, the sacred bagel has been defiled by Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. And I simply cannot remain silent about this gross injustice done unto this New Yorker’s favorite Sunday breakfast. Check out this video posted by The Food Network of the crazy flavors being churned out by The Bagel Nook in Freehold, NJ:
What America needs right now is a good simple sesame bagel with cream cheese, lox, tomatoes and red onion. No more, no less. Let’s make bagels great again.
But, you know, if you’re into the rainbow bagel thing, that’s cool too. Try making your own with my friend Whitney’s recipe for rainbow bagels with funfetti cream cheese.