While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday and the most delicious finds on TV.
February 9 is National Bagels and Lox Day. Mazel Tov to all!
Bagels appeared in the United States in the 1800’s, but they didn’t become popular until the Eastern European Jewish immigrants arrived in New York. The bagel, lox and cream cheese trifecta didn’t hit the majority of tables until the 1950's when Family Circle magazine published a recipe for the combo, and according to Richard Horwich, “perhaps a Jewish echo of the Christian union of bacon, eggs and pancakes.”
What are you waiting for? Schlep over to the deli and nosh away.
What's on TV?
“Top Chef” – Bravo TV, 10 p.m. ET
“Cocktail” – TV Guide Network, 10 p.m. ET
“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – ABC, 12 a.m. ET