Yes, we’re a little obsessive about food around here, and very unapologetically so, I might add. Not only do we love the taste and sheer satisfaction of the food and specialty items we offer at Kettleman’s; we also like to know the history behind every bite. Somehow the story behind the taste makes it so much better. I know I’m not alone in my thought processes. After all, there’s a whole genre of food lovingly labeled as ‘comfort food.’ With it comes mental images of home, family gatherings, and even the bowl of chicken and dumplings mom would bring when you were feeling under the weather.
As I sat down this morning to a bagel with schmear, smoked salmon, capers, and onions, though, I couldn’t help but realize that schmears, just like comfort food, has a rich history. Read more