Most people, alas, don't even know what a bialy is, let alone how good a proper one tastes. A rarefied peasant cousin of the bagel, the bialy gets its culinary oomph from what goes where the hole goes in a bagel: a fragrant layer of shredded onion, sometimes accompanied by poppy seeds, baked into caramelized sweetness in a depression in the middle of the bread, itself a beguiling balance of fire-kissed crust... More >>>