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The Shmakee Story

Many years ago, my wife Cristina had discovered not only a recipe, but an uncommon methodology to creating a taste unlike one we’ve ever tried before.  While we were trying to come up with some sort of usage for this new spicy “liquefied” taste innovation, it was actually a year or two later that I somehow got the idea of trying to employ this into a pickling process.  Growing up in a Jewish home outside Cleveland, OH, and having a mother who had been born and raised in Mexico, both pickles and spicy were ingrained in my being.  After a lot of trial and errors in creating a brine and process using Cristina’s discovery, we finally created the Shmakee Brand.  

Michael & Cristina Friedman

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