Friday, February 15, 2008
This afternoon an exciting package arrived from a new friend and correspondant—so exciting that I forgot to take a picture of it right away, in all its bubbly, spongy, extruding-from-the-Ziploc glory. Above is a sourdough starter, which smells absolutely wonderful by the way, just after I mixed in flour and water to refresh it. According to my extremely generous benefactor, it probably dates back to Sonoma County around the end of the eighteenth century. Needless to say, I'm very much looking forward to trying it.