I have what appears to be really great pastrami and sauerkraut in my fridge (thanks kmanlove!)
But alas, no rye bread. Where can I get great rye in San Francisco?
I read on other posts about Anna's. Face validity: I don't trust any rye that has a name other than "the rye you get at XXX bakery"
Here's what I'm looking for (caveat: I've never described rye bread before so it might be a little touch and go)
- not a dark rye
- crunchy crust BUT also soft crumb
- reminds you of being at home in New York where you don't have to seek out a bakery with rye bread
- you wouldn't be ashamed to feed it to some Ashkenazi grandma with a touch of schmaltz
Kmanlove, have any additions to our description?