Monday, February 15, 2010

This jar top, found in our basement while looking for nails to solve a household emergency, may provide a glimpse of the culinary tastes of the Swedish former owners of our home (from the jars of nails, there's a clear indication that they were far handier than we are). Schmaltz can mean fat or exaggerated sentimentalism, and the script type for "schmaltz" fills the bill (or gill). The herring leaping through the "y" is an additional bit of... well...typographical schmaltz.

1 comment:

Suzanne Dell'Orto said...

What a great find. Even the name "Betty Lee" has it's own schmaltziness.