Blogue d'un québécois expatrié en Angleterre. Comme toute forme d'autobiographie est constituée d'une large part de fiction, j'ai décidé de nommer le blogue Vraie Fiction.
Friday, 23 January 2015
Bagels: the pride of Montreal
I know I blogged about bagels very recently, but I had to do it again, as Montreal received recently an homage from comic book artist Stephan Pastis in his Pearls Before Swine comic strip: we make the best bagels in the world. Well, I knew that already. Better than New York even? Well, of course. Hands down. Eat your heart out, Big Apple. Apparently, Pastis went to St-Viateur Bagel. This is where I first discovered bagels. I mean I had some before, but this was a revelation to me.I could not believe eating something this simple yet this good. I said it very often on this blog: the bagels saved me from starvation back in the days when I was studying there, and then in the years I spent working and living in what remains my favourite city. Bagels are the best Montreal offered to the gastronomical world. Not because it is originally from Montreal, I read Pearls Before Swine sometimes in the train going to work, because Metro publishes it. I always thought he was funny, but it was just something I read for a quick laugh. I will now read it far more eagerly. Obviously, Pastis is a man of taste. And to finish this post, I invite you to watch this video, about the homage the owners of St-Viateur did to the homage they received.