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So let me talk about bagels today. I feel like a good bagel doesn't need any toppings. Plain, toasted, with a bit of butter, or a bit of cream cheese if you must, and it's perfect the way it is. Like a good photo doesn't need photoshop, a good bagel doesn't need a load of ingredients in between. I really ought to go to more bagel places, but for breakfast I'm constrained to perhaps a 500m radius of where my sister lives (who I'm visiting at the moment). The Brooklyn Bagels and Coffee Company is within this area and there's always a line. So this one fine morning, I got up early and went over there. Now, the big menus in these places intimidate me because I know everybody's in line waiting and I don't have time to peruse the menu and contemplate for half an hour. I saw spelt bagels and I went for it. It was so sweet and nutty, it was spectacular. That's why I love wholegrain baking, plain flour is just so plain and dull sometimes.