Date: Sun, 1 Sep 1996 10:07:02 -0400
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
thanks so much to everyone for the help on "pop goes the weasel".
unfortunately, since making the query, i've had the Damned tune going
through my head day and night. i hope you were not similarly
and now for something completely different...
in the buffalo, new york region, and no where else that i've ever
seen, there is a kind of (bread)roll called a kimmelwick roll. it's
a somewhat crusty sandwich roll with coarse salt on the top which
i've only seen used for hot roast beef sandwiches (very jus-y), which
we call "roast beef on 'wick" (upon which horseradish is the only
approved condiment). the wegman's supermarket chain has now spread
kimmelwicks across western new york, but when i was a kid, we made a
special point on all our visits to niagara falls to get a whole
bunch and take them home to freeze (we lived about an hour and a half
past the kimmelwick line).
can someone tell me:
-is the name german or dutch? (i assume german, b/c my german
grandmother's picnics featured r.b. on wick, but there are a lot
of dutch-descended people in that part of the world too; also, it's
not in my german-english dictionary, nor in my english dictionaries)
-do they have these things in germany/holland? i.e., is it
an imported food or a local invention in the german/dutch community
there? (or something else entirely)
-does anyone from any other region know the name?
-do people from other regions know the food but give it a different
i shouldn't do this--talking about foods i like and can't get is
3 months til my next kimmelwick,