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Daniela Varela launched her bagel business earlier this year. (PHOTO: Lori Fredrich)

FoodCrush Podcast: Daniela Varela of Ruby's Bagels

Making bagels is an art. It's also a science. And when the two come together, the result is a near work of art. The ideal bagel possesses a glossy caramelized exterior, a distinctive crispness and a soft, chewy interior that has a mellow, yet complex flavor.

Among the passionate bakers who've embarked on the quest to create perfectly chewy finely flavored bagels is Daniela Ruby Varela, the owner of Ruby's Bagels.

During this week's podcast, Varela shares the story of her serendipitous journey to business ownership and her experience as the inaugural incubator truck at the Zócalo Food Park. She also reveals (some of) the secrets behind her delicious bagels and gives us a peek at her plans for the future. Along the way, we chat about the Milwaukee food scene, the "Great British Baking Show" and the power of community and collaboration.

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