Bagels-Montreal-REALLife is like a bagel. It can be wonderfully fresh and warm, but it can also be hard – Jewish saying.

It’s been called the cement doughnut – admittedly not a very prepossessing sobriquet – and the longstanding divide in the world of bagels is the argument over whether New York or Montreal bakers make the best ones.

Now you might think, what is there to discuss – after all, a bagel is a bagel. But you’d be wrong. Continue reading