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  All the countries that hug the Baltic Sea bake bread using rye flour -- rye is indigenous to the region. But it is Latvia, on the eastern shore of the Baltic sea, that produces the most delicious highest quality rye bread, as evidenced by top prizes at food exhibitions and by exports to neighboring countries.
 
Latvian rye bread has been praised in Gourmet magazine by its former editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl: “This is powerful stuff that reminds you of why bread is called the staff of life. I am pretty sure you could live on it alone...”

One hundred percent sourdough rye bread is the traditional staple of Latvia, and it is central to Latvian culinary and cultural history. For a thousand years Latvians baked this bread in wood burning ovens reaching 900degrees fahrenheit, using 100 percent rye flour, sourdough starter, a hint of caraway and little else.
In Latvia babies teethe on the rye bread. On long voyages Baltic sailors fill the holds of their ships with it- sourdough rye lasts for months. Latvians soak rye bread in milk and eggs to make bread pudding. They serve rye bread croutons fried in garlic and butter as bar snacks. Like rice in Asia, rye bread -- known as rupjmaize in Latvian -- is considered holy. It is never wasted. To leave it bottom side up on the counter is considered disrespectful. 
The bread itself -- dense, dark, sweet/sour with a hint of caraway -- marries perfectly with the foods of Baltic farms and fisheries: rich butter, herring, smoked meats, fish, and pork sausage.

While the rye breads of Denmark and Sweden are known as the base for those countries excellent open-faced sandwiches, Latvian rye bread, made without any wheat, is considered the ne plus ultra of rye breads.

For decades bread lovers hungering for 100 percent sour dough rye have had to air freight it from Europe at high cost. Now, thanks to Black Rooster Food, you can buy it, made in USA, in your neighborhood or online.

THE RYE




Ingredients: Rye flour, natural yeast, rye malt, caraway seeds, salt, and a touch of sugar (to promote sourdough fermentation).Each 1/4-inch slice (50 grams) of Black Rooster Baltic Rye provides:
  • 3 grams of protein 
  • 4 grams of fiber (16% RDA) 
  • 27 grams of carbohydrate (9% RDA)
  • 170 milligrams of sodium (7% RDA) 
  • 140 calories
 
Nutritional studies in Scandinavia revealed that breads made with 100% rye contain more fiber, vitamin E, riboflavin, folacin and disease fighting antioxidants than wheat based breads.


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NEW YORK AREA

Zabars
Upper West Side
2245 Broadway at 80th St.

Russ & Daughters
179 E. Houston St.

Fairway Market (14stores)

Upper West Side
2127 Broadway at 74th St.

Upper East Side
240 East 86th St. at 2nd Ave.

Harlem
2328 12th Ave. at 132nd St.

Kips Bay
542 2nd Ave (at E. 31St St.)

Red Hook, Brookyln
480-500 Van Brunt St.

Georgetown
2149 Ralph Avenue, Brooklyn

Pelham Manor
Post Road Plaza
847 Pelham Parkway

50 Manetto Hill Mall
Planview, Long Island, NY

Douglaston
242 E61st. St.

Westbury Long Island
1250 Corporate Dr.

30 East Ridgeview Ave. #8
Paramus, NJ

Kohls Shopping Center
1510 US Rte 46
Woodland Park, N

699 Canal Street
Stamford, CT

The Shops At Nanuet,
75 West Route 59
Nanuet, NY

Park Slope Food Coop
782 Union St., Brooklyn

Bedford Cheese Shops
218 Bedford Ave. (Brooklyn)
67 Irving Place (Manhattan)

Shelskys
141 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Foragers
Chelsea
300 west 22nd Street
New York, NY

56 Adams St.
Brooklyn. NY

Westside Market
Broadway & 100th Street
Broadway & West 97th Street

Schaller & Weber
1654 2nd Avenue at 86th St.

Old World Market
40 Route 59
Nyack,NY

Jerrys Gourmet
410 S. Dean St.
Englewood, NJ


DC AREA
WASHINGTON DC

Broad Branch Market
5608 Broad Branch Road NW
Washington, DC. 20015

Ivy City Smokehouse
1356 Okie Street
Washington, DC, NE

Moti’s Market (beginning May 2019)
4860 Boiling Brook Road
Rockville, MD

Pesca Deli & Butcher’s Alley
4961 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD

Rodmans
5100 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016

Rodmans
5148 Nicholson Lane
Kensington, MD 20895

Uptown Market
4465 Connecticut Ave
Washington, DC 20008

Wagshal’s
4845 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington DC


BOSTON AREA

Formaggio Kitchen
244 Huron Ave.
Cambridge, MA

South End Formaggio
268 Shawmut Ave.
Boston, MA

Baltic European Deli
632 Dorchester Ave
Boston, MA

Cardullos
6 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA

Wasiks The Cheese Shop
61 Central St.
Wellesley, MA

The Cheese Shop
29 Walden St
Concord, MA








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