Bagel Unions (originally aired Jan 22, 2020)

Bagel Unions (originally aired Jan 22, 2020)

Constant Wonder

  • Apr 10, 2020 7:00 pm
  • 50:01 mins

How a Bagel Union Fought Off the Mafia Guest: Jason Turbow, author, "How New York’s Bagel Union Fought—and Beat—a Mafia Takeover" and "They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers"; writer, "Grub Street" In 1960's New York City, bagels were just getting popular, and the Mafia wanted in on the profits. Bagel Union 338, though, would have none of it. Why is Grease So Tasty? Guest: George Motz, author, "The Great American Burger Book: How to Make Authentic Regional Hamburgers at Home" Lard and tallow have been a part of fast food for generations. Here's why they're so much tastier than the vegetable oils that often replace them.