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.
Scandinavians perfected the technique for preparing lox by curing salmon in a salt brine for several months. 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 BAGEL AND LOX DAY
- Enjoy a Bagel and Lox!
- Mix it up and add other toppings.
- Visit your favorite bagel shop and be sure to give them a shout-out!
- Invite friends to join you for bagels and lox.
- Use #NationalBagelLoxDay to post on social media.
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