In our completely unbiased opinion, NYC has the best bagels in the known universe. But what makes them so superior?
Reactions, a YouTube video series produced by the American Chemical Society, published an investigation of New York's bagel-making technique.
Its video explores the widely espoused claim that NYC's bagels are simply good because of the city's notably soft water, which they idenitfy as one factor among many that make New York bagels the best.
It also goes behind the scene at Murray's bagels, a modern bastion of traditional New York bagel technique.
Watch the video here: