Here at Kettleman’s Bagel Company we serve up more than a few orders of bagels and smoked salmon. For many of us, it’s part of our culture and we’ve enjoyed the heavenly combination of bagel, cream cheese smear, smoked salmon and maybe a few capers, for as far back as we can remember. But for others, like my friend Elaina, they are introduced at a much later age.

Elaina was deprived of this perfect delicacy until she reached her twenties and was served up a catered platter of bagels, smoked salmon, cream cheese, and tomato slices as a ‘late breakfast’ food during a Saturday morning sales meeting. Not knowing exactly what to do with the curious looking meat, she remembers waiting and watching the others in the group. It didn’t take long. One bite and she too was hooked. Whether introduced sooner or later in life, one common thread runs true. Once introduced to smoked salmon and bagels, it becomes a part of who we are. Read more