RYE IS A dirty grain – bitter and black and somber-looking. It is unfit for human consumption, except during famine. It is very “disagreeable to the stomach.”
This point of view is not mine, for I count myself among those delicatessen faithful who kneel in the presence of pastrami piled high between slices of rye.
Instead, these are the learned words of no less than Gaius Plinius Secundus, a/k/a Pliny the Elder, ...Continue Reading →