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Since the dawn of civilization, humanity has accomplished many great things. The pyramids. The moon landing. The discovery of the Higgs boson. The very existence of Beyoncé. And yet for all that we’ve learned, there remains the cruel reality that no one outside of a 50-mile radius of Manhattan can make a good bagel. An oft-repeated urban legend contends that this is because of “the water.” Peter Shelsky, who just opened Shelsky’s Brooklyn Bagels at the borderland of Gowanus and Park Slope, wants you to know the truth. “It is absolutely not the water. Full stop,” he declares. “New Jersey and New York have very different water qualities, and they are producing some fantastic,... Tout l'article

11 janvier