Monday, October 27, 2008

The Everything Bagel


Look at that. An everything bagel. I pick up a dozen at a local bakery. The paper bag in which they were placed is already fragrant, the seeds and bread combining to let off an earthy, seedy, wonderful smell. Usually I crave simplicity; a few ingredients combining to create a final dish with distinct flavors. Not here. On my bagel I want it all. I want everything. Hence the name.

I realize why I like the everything bagel so much. The spices, seeds, and bread become an entity. An everything bagel isn't a bagel with garlic flakes, sesame seeds, caraway seeds, onion flakes etc. It's just an everything bagel.

Spread with cream cheese, and there are few greater breakfast pleasures.

Why did I think of this?

Hey! A man's gotta find a way to occupy his time in Spanish class.

6 comments:

cook eat FRET said...

there. just found your blog. thanks for including me on your list. 15? you're a damn fine writer for 15...

i'll be reading. (i just read all of october. you sure you're only 15?)

Nick N said...

Cook eat fret you flatter me, and inspire me (with that superlative chicken stock). I think I'll finally have to man up and make my own.

Sarah Goodman said...

What else is there to do in Spanish class besides update? I like throwing Cheerios at an unsuspecting Senora Rios, or pulling out strands of Liza's hair until she notices...

cook eat FRET said...

and while you're at it - locate some veal bones...

Carey said...

I stumbled across your blog a while ago yet never left you a comment because somehow the thought of your young age made me feel awkward. But I just wanted to say that I think you are an amazing young man. Your writing over the last few months has been so wonderful, and I find myself checking in often to see if you've updated. I think finding a passion in life that brings you so much knowledge and joy is a true gift....how lucky you are.

Nick N said...

thanks so much carey!