This week on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour, host Joshua David Stein kicks off the show with the favored segment Food Poems in an English Accent with Benji Lanyado narrating. Next, Joshua jumps into a great bagel debate: Montreal versus New York City. Research states that New York City-style bagels are chewy, soft, and doughy while Montreal-style bagels are smaller, denser, and sweeter. Both are boiled before baked, though notably the Montreal-style bagels use honey-infused water. Welcoming guests Comedian/Attorney David Heti and bagel moderator Helen Hollyman (Food Editor at VICE media) to join in with Joshua, the three commence in a great debate. After the break, Joshua is joined by musical guests Michael Winograd and Patrick Farrell with some traditional klezmer music in the style of the European bagel origins. Tune in to settle the great bagel debate! This program was brought to you by The International Culinary Center.
"You don't have to put a bacon egg thing inside of it. It's [the Montreal-style bagel] self-sufficient!"[5:18]
--David Heti on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour
"Well, I'm a very proud Texan so I can only image if I had a gun to my head about barbecue." [17:29]
--Helen Hollyman on the Joshua David Stein Variety Hour... Half Hour