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Everything you want to know about bagels

  • The best bagels in the Los Angeles area

    The best bagels in the Los Angeles area

    Following is a list of the best bagel makers in the Los Angeles area and iconic delis: BAKERIES The Bagel Broker. 7825 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 931-1258. www.bagelbroker.com. 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday; 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Bagel Factory. 8986 Cadillac Ave.,...

  • L.A.'s Brooklyn Bagel Bakery owner tells how to spot the real deal

    L.A.'s Brooklyn Bagel Bakery owner tells how to spot the real deal

    "When I taste a competitor's bagel," says Richard Friedman, owner of Brooklyn Bagel Bakery in Los Angeles, "I taste a plain, water, hearth-baked. That is the best test." But he adds that, at least in theory, he has nothing against a sun-dried tomato or a chocolate chip bagel. He is a bagel purist,...

  • The bagel: an L.A. story

    The bagel: an L.A. story

    Two competitors, Brooklyn Bagel Bakery and Western Bagel, have been wooing delis and patrons with their hearth- versus pan-baked styles for more than half a century.

  • Bagel-making secrets for home bakers

    Bagel-making secrets for home bakers

    The water isn't the make-or-break element. It's the time you give the dough to ferment that makes bagels taste as good as the cream of L.A.'s crop.

  • Sierra Nevada Farmhouse Cream Cheese

    Sierra Nevada Farmhouse Cream Cheese

    Handcrafted cream cheese is making a comeback. It isn't mass-produced in foil-wrapped blocks but made in small batches with only gently pasteurized, vat-cultured milk, cream and sea salt. That's the way Sierra Nevada Cheese Co. of Willows, Calif., makes it, with none of the gums or stabilizers...

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