February 13, 2023 (Washington DC)– The US Congress was treated to a “Taste of NY” last week, as NYC Representative Daniel Goldman introduced his esteemed colleagues on Capitol Hill to the famed Davidovich Bagel.
Goldman, from New York’s 10th Congressional District, created the House Bagel Caucus to share NYC’s beloved and iconic product with Government Officials, Staffers, and Reporters from around the country. Congressman Goldman understands the value of traditional artisan bagels, like Davidovich, which are handmade, kettle boiled, planked baked, kosher, and delicious. He wanted to share this cultural legacy with Congressman and women who come from districts where “real bagels” are hard to find. His experiment was an overwhelming success.
Goldman lauded NYC’s favorite food export, “We’re extremely proud to be home of the world’s best bagels and were thrilled to spread the love to our friends from around the country.” Congressman Goldman, rather than just talking about his state’s great bagels. actually brought them from one of Davidovich’s Bagel shops located on the Lower East Side of New York to his newly elected lawmakers in Washington DC.
Davidovich Company spokesman, Marc Fintz, had this to say, “We applaud Congressman Goldman for sharing his love of Davidovich, and of all real bagels. Hopefully, his fellow representatives have come to understand that a real bagel is not just bread with a hole in it-it is part of the fabric of our culture. Davidovich is happy to provide our delicious bagels to any of Congress’s officials, or constituents, no matter where in the United States they are located.”
While this isn’t the first time Davidovich has been the feature story in a Washington headline. In 2012 the Artisan Bakers at Davidovich filed a Federal complaint to cease a large commercial manufacturer from misleading the public into believe they were making “Artisan Bagels” like Davidovich. Davidovich managed to stop the misleading campaign. It was a David and Goliath story that put the company’s brand on the map. However, Congressman Goldman’s presentation marked the first time Davidovich has been served to the key government officials running the United States.
Perhaps the next step will be for Representative Goldman to ask the House to declare Davidovich the official bagel of the United States Congress.
May 16, 2022 (NYC)– THE ORIGIN OF THE BAGEL by Jonathan Rowe. Food Blogger and author, Jonathan Rowe wrote a great article on the history of Davidovich’s favorite food, the Bagel. We thought we would share this great piece as it was so well researched and written.
This article is from the Food Blog series, “Chew on This.”
You can find many great articles about bagels and the Davidovich Bakery written by food lovers like Jonathan. Be sure to check out our website and YouTube Channel for more great features on NYC’s signature, portable food.
“Many of our favorite foods have “true” heritage versions, age-old recipes from foreign lands passed down through generations, firmly defended along the way. Most are defined by exact origins or brands of ingredients, specific prep methods, and ways of being served and eaten.
Ironically, most true versions are simple dishes, such as city-style pizzas (New York, Chicago, and Detroit), Mexican (mission-style burritos, tacos de carnitas), Italian (carbonara sauce, handmade pasta), and, perhaps the simplest of all specific eats, the bagel.
March 10, 2020 (NYC) -TheHistory of Bagels In America author and lecturer, Marc Fintz, joined host and comedian, Joe Pontillo, for a talk about the book, about bagel history, and about NYC History. This 2019 publication is based on a series of lectures hosted by Davidovich Bakery about the history of Artisan baked goods, like Davidovich Bagels. The original lecture was given before a “sold-out” crowd in New York City.
Pontillo’s interview of author and Bagel Historian, Marc Fintz, was filmed last month at the Blue Moon Hotel, on the Lower East Side of NYC as part of Davidovich’s monthly talk show, Bagel Talk. This highly successful show features artisan food makers, historians, and NYC artisans in a format that allows viewers to get more familiar with the rich and wonderful history of NYC, its food, and culture.
This light hearted look at the state of modern bagel making and the relationship between this iconic, cultural food and its people is not to be missed. The History of Bagels in America can be found everywhere books are sold, including Davidovich’s online store.
Bagel Talk is a monthly talk show produced by Davidovich Bakery, the makers of the world most famous bagels.