I've been eating and making bagels since I was a kid living in New York. This video was shot just about the time when I first plunged my dough into the water.
I dedicate this post to my dear friend Eric who is the sweetest man I've ever met. When I first saw this video I remembered the stories Eric told me of his childhood in New York. A childhood made richer by the deep, rich odor of baking brerad that filled his apartment.
... and as you can see from the photo he's now bringing himself in my children's lives. This is a photo of Eric with Olivia, now the 12 year-old host of her own cooking show called the ABC Cafe. When you're done watching the video enjoy my video titled How to Screw up While Baking Bread.
Viewers - Whenever I bake bread I get a lot of flack from my lovely family for not pumping out more and more and more fresh warm sourdough baguettes on a weekly basis. I've finally found a way to make it easier to get into a good routine and hold off the clan.