My desire today is to make pumpernickel bread. I have never made it before, but it sounded like a nice idea. It has turned into a bit of a quest. First of all, for a recipe. There wasn't one in Joy of Cooking which is my standby/culinary encyclopedia for everything. So I called my mom, who had made it before when I was a kid. She said she used a mix. But she had a bread cookbook, and found a promising recipe. Next stop, grocery store. I usually go to Whole Foods, wh. is sort of a mega health food store. And it's the closest grocery store. I thought I would have no problem getting my various ingredients there. Wrong. First after searching and finding carraway seed, I began the ultimate climax of my quest...the search for rye flour. They had soy flour, rice flour, various wheats flour, garbanzo bean flour, gluten free flour...no rye flour. None. In desparation I went to the customer service desk. The plucky girl very kindly called around town to find rye flour...not even the Jewish grocery had it! Finally a small corner natural foods store on Freret St. found some in the back for me. And I now proudly possess six pounds of rye flour. Now let's have at this bread!!