Granddaughter of Italian immigrants stirs tradition into every meal

Sep 02, 2015 522

by Johanna D. Wilson

Debra Guglielmi, a 5-foot, 51-year-old Italian dynamo, is flitting about Bagel Café and Bakery like a cat chasing a beam of light. It is a Wednesday, but it doesn't matter – she is often a blur of busy-ness. It is clear, however, that she is dedicated to fixing folks fresh food only the most finicky cooks serve.

Family history demands it, and she is happy to oblige. On May 24, 2014, she opened the cafe, which quickly became a bona fide local favorite. This is one woman who knows how to create food that tongues and teeth fight over to ensure equity. Yes, jealousy is at war in a myriad of mouths.

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