If you hadn't caught this week's New York Times' brou-haha (hahaha!), here it is, a screed about serving toasted bagels. Personally, I somehow missed the fact that "old school" bagel shops didn't toast them. Could be true. Before starting baking my own, I remember buying them to bring home for any toasting. Thinking about it now, if I'd order one somewhere away from home (say a diner) they'd were never actually that well toasted. What I remembered was a refrigerated schmear on a happily chewy bagel. Honestly, it's just a bagel. Well, here's my most recent batch, baked, and toasted.