McGill University’s bagel-making workshop, by the numbers
McGill University in Canada convened alumni and friends in 2021 around a treasured, iconic local treat: Montreal-style bagels.
On its March #McGill24 giving day, the university’s Executive Chef Oliver de Volpi led an online workshop on how to make bagels topped to perfection with lox. Some knead-to-know numbers about the event:
attendees joined the workshop, which won a 2022 Circle of Excellence Award for online events.
ingredients comprise de Volpi’s Montreal bagel recipe: warm water, flour, yeast, egg, salt, maple syrup, oil, and poppy or sesame seeds.
minutes is how long Montreal bagels spend poaching in a bath of honey (or maple syrup and honey) plus water. This sweet bath is what makes Montreal bagels different from New York-style bagels.
of all the eggs McGill’s dining services uses per year come from its on-campus farm. While the bagels baked, de Volpi shared information about the farm and campus sustainability initiatives—which alumni could opt to support.
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Meredith Barnett is the Managing Editor at CASE.
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