Lesson time once again. If you check out the listing for Pumpernickel in the dictionary the first definition is:
a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour
However when you look at the etymology of the word and it’s origins, it is actually based on two german words. “Pumpern” means to break wind and “nickel” means goblin or devil. So together they mean “Devil’s Fart.” Think about that next time you buy a loaf.
If interested check out this Snopes article which discusses another widely accepted but not as accurate origin of the word involving Napolean and his horse.
Well however it got its name I love pumpernickel. A. Lot. I’d eat it and not give it to my horse.
Have a fabulous day and thanks for the history lesson. 🙂
I am always here to teach the mundane haha
Its actually made from pumpkins and nickels. Who’d want to eat bread made of red hot farts?!? [fzzzt]
I love red hots. Red hot farts not so much
I think I’ll stick with chocolate.
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Thanks. I will check that out
Sounds like a self fulfilling prophecy!
It is cyclical. Haha
Well that would explain it then 🙂 Hmmm, that could become someone’s nickname 😉
Who would that be?
Curious & curioser… I have never tried it & now I’m not sure I want to. So woul;d a devil fart burn like after eating the hottest available chilli?
It is like mixing rye with sour dough
That’s it…I’m switching to rye!
The alcoholic kind?
I knew there was a reason I didn’t eat pumpernickel!
So what causes all your farting
So when you pass gas after eating it, the proper response would be “The devil made me do it.”
Haha so true
I wonder if there are any other fart breads? Maybe you can make a website for “fartbreads of the world”?
I have enough trouble managing THIS page.
Left my Rolling Stone review on G+ (rim shot) but just can’t get over how much your rendition of The Dark One cracks me up, Just so damned funny Bearman.
Ah, a glass of Andro Vampire wine, a crust of bread and thou,,,, -insert Gothic version of campfire scene from Blazing Saddles-.
haha. Love that scene in Blazing Saddles. Classic movie.
The bread of life of smells good. The odor left by the devil is often described as sulfur smelling – not so good. Thanks for the word lesson.
If I come across a stupid fact I share much like you share smart facts.
Hmm…I need to stock up on that stuff. Sometimes it’s fun to clear a house.
You could clear a town
Love this! I’ll never be able to eat pumpernickel again without thinking of this!
As long as you keep it to yourself haha
So, how do they do it? Bake them first and then spray, or saturate the dough before baking?
I would infuse while baking to seal in freshness
I don’t think I’ll ever eat that bread again. 😛
At least without laughing
Yes!!! I will have some Devil’s Farts today!!! It’s my favorite bread!!!
Father Nature’s Corner
Well now you have a “p” topic in your A to Z blog posts
Well, that explains why I never liked the stuff!
Zombie boy doesn’t like devil farts. Huh
I always knew there was something suspicious about a dark bread so delicious.
I guess it’s not kosher then.
Well, I could take that several ways
I like when it’s warm, but not when it’s cold. Hmmm… Fresh farts only.
Smells better…or worse (when warm)
Hmm I guess if you have to make a run to the bathroom after eating it we now know why. 🙂
The devil made you do it.
I live in Germany and you taught me something I didn’t know. Next time I go to the bakery I’m going to order a Teufels Furz.
haha…I like the way you say that
I don’t know if I’ve ever had pumpernickel. I guess I would know by the smell.
That does sound quite appetizing! …Er… Wait.
Sounds like a tidbit you would have shared
Those kinds of farts need asbestos underwear but as they are banned in Europe
and everywhere else around the globe there are a lot of stinky farts being produced 🙁
I wonder if that’s where the term
Dirt Devils originated from? 🙂 lol
Is there such a thing ever as asbestos underwear?