I like different types of bread, but I have a lot of memories associated with bagels.
The first time I was introduced to bagel was when I was home-staying at a Californian family as part of the summer ESL (English as a Second Language) program of the college I was attending in Japan.
I went to ESL class at church while staying at one of the church members’ house for about a month.
I still remember how delicious it tasted the first time I tried bagel smeared with a thick layer of cream cheese.
Since I liked it so much that my host family would make sure they had bagels every morning for my breakfast.
I was 19 at that time.
Who knew I would be back in the U.S. and baking bagels myself later in my life.
Seed bagles: black sesame, white sesame, hemp seeds.