NATIONAL BAGEL AND LOX DAY DAY
National Bagel and Lox Day recognizes one of America’s favorite bagel combinations on February 9th.
Bagels are one of the few breads that are boiled then baked. This creates a soft inside while keeping a crisp outside. Bagels originated in Poland in the early 17th century and now sell over a billion dollars worth each year in the United States.
Salmon is cured in a salt brine for several months to make lox. The technique was perfected in Scandinavia. Using the fatty belly of the salmon results in a buttery, silky texture that pairs well with cream cheese and bagels.
Over the years, many flavors and varieties of bagels have sprung up across the USA. Cream cheese is a favorite topping on bagels.
HOW TO OBSERVE #BagelAndLoxDay
Enjoy your bagels and lox in several ways. Try an everything bagel with lox and cream cheese topped with spinach. Stop by your favorite bagel shop and give them a shoutout while you’re there. Invite friends to enjoy the day with you.
Try these recipes:
Use #NationalBagelLoxDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL BAGEL AND LOX DAY HISTORY
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