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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The bread is deliciously similar to the sweetness of pound cake and the appearance of rye bread. Erika Owen, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Things to Do in Iceland: Our Definitive List," 16 Aug. 2019 But the kitchen dialed back on a patty melt with a little pink showing, helped further along with sweet grilled onions and cheddar on rye bread. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Good Time Charlie’s," 2 Aug. 2019 This is a breakfast porridge of old rye bread crumbs that tastes a million times better than that description sounds. New York Times, "An Upstate Culture Crawl, Thanks to a $2 Trolley That Drops You Door to Door," 24 July 2019 The beer’s only lightly hopped — 22 IBUs, all from Liberty hops — but has great malt character reminiscent of dark rye bread, a little nutty with mild roasted notes. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "Northern California beer news: Tony Hawk’s new brew and more," 24 July 2019 Its admirably flaky pastries and dense, fragrant Danish rye bread make compact snacks to pack for the day, but most critically, its grain bar serves ollebrod. New York Times, "An Upstate Culture Crawl, Thanks to a $2 Trolley That Drops You Door to Door," 24 July 2019 Right above the bagels are thick, juicy slices of tomato (when in season) or rye bread (carbs on carbs!) and a tennis-ball-size dollop of tangy cream cheese. Emily Schultz, Bon Appétit, "Arthurs Nosh Bar Lets Me Eat Food the Way I Want: Off of a Tower," 25 June 2019 Streetscapes, stone facades, unofficial trodden pathways across grassy parks, outdoor markets selling dense rye bread — the scene is built on each page with precise detail. Mary Slosson | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "‘Lifelines’ weaves a web of family drama and cultural nostalgia," 26 June 2019 The tartine is served on sourdough rye bread with blue cheese butter and mushrooms marinated in celery vinegar. Destination Canada, Bon Appétit, "8 Not-to-Be-Missed Restaurants in Edmonton," 14 June 2019

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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