Today’s New Yorker reports that Dave Gussin invented the everything bagel in 1980.
Unfortunately for Dave, I worked in a bagel factory in 1977. I broke my finger and was almost killed (really) by a giant bagel mixer. Long, sad, noisy story.
When I wasn’t injured, I was busy baking bagels. Including the everything bagel. (We also made blueberry bagels, which are as bad as you imagine that they are, and green ones for St. Patrick’s Day). Since it’s being reported on the Internet, it must be true. Thank me the next time you’ve got seeds stuck in your teeth.