Today’s Press Herald has published a ShopTalk interview with Dennis Yesse, owner of BagelGuy. Yesse supplies bagels to a number of local cafes including PeRx-U-Up Cafe and the Portland Square Cafe.
Q: What are the qualities of the perfect bagel?
A: Sort of a crispness to it, to the outside. A heaviness to it. You need some type of heft to it, some weight. It’s not an airy product. And it’s got sort of a malty flavor because there is malt in it.