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TAG : sourdough

Celiac-Safe Sourdough

 Sourdough is a bread of, and for, the people. The simple combination of wheat flour, salt, water, and time creates a beautifully fermented and nutrient-dense leaven bread — a basic food staple around the world. Encouraging wild yeasts and lactic acid through fermentation is the oldest ...

Leavening Legends and Cultural Creations

  Shutterstock /Valentyn Volkov There are three preindustrial systems for leavening breads: steam; pure cultures of yeast; and yeasts and bacteria working together in sourdough starters. Steam is the simplest leavening system. Bake a thin disk of dough on a hot surface and it’ll puff up ...

The Transformative Art of Fermentation

Graphic from Adobe Stock/dikobrazikFor visual artist and food fermentation experimentalist S.E. Nash, the art of fermentation is just that: art. Nash’s concepts, creations, installations, and mediums all engage microbiota in intellectual, political, and personal ways. His installations are ...

Taste Testing Sourdough Starters and Sourdough Sandwich Bread Recipe

 I’m a big sourdough fan, making wild starters in almost every place I’ve lived. I’ve cultivated and eaten wild sourdough from south eastern Oregon, the north coast of California, famed San Francisco, ultra urban Los Angeles and now sourdough from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Memory being ...

Fermentation

Inspiration for edible alchemy.