rye bread


Definition of rye bread 

: bread made wholly or in part of rye flour especially : a light bread often with caraway seeds

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There, try locally made licorice, sea-buckthorn juice, and, of course, smoked herring—traditionally served with egg yolk and rye bread, also called Sol over Gudhjem, the dish that gave the fest its name. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Travel in June," 9 May 2018 Sweden: Smorgasbord Sandwich Spread 4 slices seeded rye bread with 1 1/2 Tbsp. Good Housekeeping, "4 Better Ways to Make Bruschetta," 1 Aug. 2013 Brød & Vin, on Tisvilde’s main street, sells flavorful organic rye bread and tebirkes, Danish poppy-seed rolls. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "How to Summer on Denmark's Northern Coast," 22 June 2018 According to Live Science’s Laura Geggel, the archaeologists discovered evidence of a wide range of foods, including herring, eel, cod, apples, raspberries, cherries and rye bread. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "Archaeologists Unseal 17th-Century Danish Latrines to Discover Copenhageners’ Dietary Habits," 9 July 2018 While Naylor may have been the one to popularize this specific construction—which coincides with the rise of the Reuben, a sandwich that’s also made with rye bread, lots of meat, and Swiss cheese—the patty melt existed for many decades before him. Dan Nosowitz, GQ, "Skip the Burger, Eat the Patty Melt," 28 June 2018 Karsh's Bakery This venerable kosher bakery, known for its handmade challah and rye breads, Kaiser rolls and Jewish pastries, fell victim to the times. azcentral, "Iconic Arizona businesses that are closed," 4 Nov. 2014 Lunch is generally light and includes rye bread, salads, fermented products, pickles, herrings and eggs. Lisa Drayer, CNN, "What is the Nordic diet? (And why should you start eating it?)," 23 May 2018 Leifer's friend had told her a story about a hostess who had mistakenly forgotten to serve a loaf of rye bread her friend had brought to dinner. Marc Freeman, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Seinfeld' Finale at 20: Hidden Tales From the Vault of a Comedian's Bizarro World," 13 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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