Also: National Noodle Ring Day

Foodimentary First- created by Foodimentary in 2010

Here are today’s five thing to know about Bagel:

  1. Bagel is originated from Poland and it was designed for Lent. It is normally a ring shaped bread product.
  2. Its name derives from the Yiddish word ‘bengal’, meaning ‘ring’ or ‘bracelet’.
  3. Immigrant Polish-Jews brought bagel to the United States.
  4. Automated production and distribution of frozen bagels started in the 1960s with bagel baker Harry Lender, Murray Lender, and Florence Sender.
  5. The hole in the center of the bagel is for multiple bagels to be threaded onto a dowel, which allows bakers to transport the bagel more easily.


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Today’s Food History

  • 1686 Prince Louis II de Condé, known as the Great Condé, died. He was a French general who loved to hunt and had a passion for rice. Several dishes have been named for him, including Consommé Condé and Creme Condé.
  • 1874 James Lewis Kraft was born. Founder of Kraft Co. a wholesale cheese distributor and producer. In 1916 he patented pasteurized process cheese, a low cost cheese that would not spoil. Not a great hit with the public, but the U.S. army purchased over 6 million tins of it during WW I. During the depression, it became popular because of its low cost.
  • 1940 David Gates of the music group ‘Bread’ was born.