National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day
! Sadly there do not seem to be
international versions of either "holiday." As a native New Yorker I am
compelled to point out these two foods are basically New York City's claim to
culinary fame. The perception that NYC is the best area in the country for each
used to seem like a regional prejudice, but somewhere along the way people
started attributing it to the water. On the other hand,
this article on bagels
debunks the water theory, but confusingly,
this article on pizza
from the same site lends credence to it, so go figure.
each tackle this question with mixed messages as well. I don't know
the answer, but the fact that one California pizzeria imports their water from
New York seems to support the water theory. According to these reports, they did
an experiment and found their customers preferred the pizza made with New York
water by a startling nine to one ratio.