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Watch This Video Explain Why NYC Bagels Are Best

Here's a video in which the Travel Channel debunks the common myth that "New York City bagels are better because of the water." Although a long-standing holds that softer water leads to better bagels, host Rob Pralgo says the mineral content of water "only has a tiny impact on whether the bagels turn out tender and chewy." Instead, it's the traditional fermentation process that gives NYC bagels their "distinctive taste." Go, watch:

Video: Why Are NYC Bagels Better?

· Why Are NYC Bagels Better? [YouTube]
· All Bagel Coverage on Eater [-E-]