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Contrary to some beliefs, the bagel was not created in the shape of a stirrup to commemorate the victory of Poland's King John III Sobieski over the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vienna in 1683.Linguist Leo Rosten wrote in The Joys of Yiddish about the first known mention of the Polish word bajgiel derived from the Yiddish word bagel in the "Community Regulations" of the city of Kraków in 1610, which stated that the item was given as a gift to women in childbirth.In recent years, a variant has emerged, producing what is sometimes called the steam bagel.To make a steam bagel, the boiling is skipped, and the bagels are instead baked in an oven equipped with a steam injection system.

The basic roll-with-a-hole design is hundreds of years old and has other practical advantages besides providing for a more even cooking and baking of the dough: The hole could be used to thread string or dowels through groups of bagels, allowing for easier handling and transportation and more appealing seller displays.Bread flour or other high gluten flours are preferred to create the firm, dense but spongy bagel shape and chewy texture.It is this unusual production method which is said to give bagels their distinctive taste, chewy texture, and shiny appearance.The taste may be complemented by additions cooked on the bagel, such as onion, garlic, sesame seeds, or poppy seeds.The appeal of a bagel may change upon being toasted.