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Old 09-12-2016, 12:05 AM
terentii terentii is offline
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Originally Posted by RivkahChaya View Post
My aunt makes her own bagels, but I swear there is something particular about New York, because she doesn't do anything different, but when she makes them in New York, they turn out much better than when she makes them in Indiana.
I read somewhere it's the NYC water that makes all the difference. I can believe this, since one of the first things I noticed when I visited there in 1964 was that the tap water tasted different from every other place I'd been to (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, West Virginia), and I still think so today.