Posted by / Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Perfect Breakfast Bagel

So what makes the perfect bagel in this house? Oh, it's a production and an art. 

It starts with a perfectly toasted "everything" bagel:

A shmear of cream cheese...

Capers and thinly sliced red onions...

Topped with thinly sliced smoked salmon and fresh ground pepper...

In this house — that is the perfect bagel to take on the day. What makes up your perfect bagel?

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well


  1. hmmm, do I admit? It's anything but gourmet like. Yours looks as if it should be served in high class deli's while mine is a step up from McDonald's.

  2. Absolutely perfect, except that I would probably eat it without onions.

  3. There have been bagels in the office kitchen all morning long calling my name which have been increasingly difficult to resist. You just made it easy because there is no way a bagel and just cream cheese could measure up to these pictures of the perfect bagel delight.

  4. Tim - I also live in Richmond! Where do you get your smoked salmon? It looks delicious/great quality?

    1. Hi Virginia! From memory I believe I got that salmon from Fresh Market at the top of Carytown! Thanks for stopping by and feel free to say hello if we run into each other in the river city!


"Some people eat to live; I live to eat." -Tim Vidra

An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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