When many people walk into Kettleman’s Bagel Co., there is one thing they are after: the perfect bagel. As much as we all love these warm and chewy delights, however, how much do we actually know about them- other than they are delicious?
Fun Facts About Bagels
- According to popular belief, bagels date back all the way to 1783, and were created in honor of King John III Sobieski of Poland. An Austrian baker create the first bagels in the shape of a stirrup after the famous horseman protected the people of Austria from Turkish invaders. He named after the Austrian work for stirrup, beugel. As the beugel became more and more popular throughout Eastern Europe, the bagel was transformed into what we see today, a circular shape with a hole in the middle.