I have been informed by my 'corrector' in this life that we got this rye bread in one of the hotels where we stayed in our recent European trip. Unfortunately (if it matters) neither she nor I can recall which hotel was offering it with breakfast. It is German in origin (although we were not in Germany) and is called Vollkornbrot, which I take to mean something like........'folks who eat this bread work hard and go to bed early so they can dream of some other food'.
It is wholemeal rye bread and contains only rye, water, salt and yeast. It is quite dense. At this very moment I am having a sip of this bread and expect, Pavlov-like, to soon be slightly inebriated from the spicy edgy quality of the stuff. I don't think I would enjoy subsisting on a diet of this, but do prefer it to anchovies.
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. - Dylan Thomas