greetings from oakland california.
i have a bit of OCD. i find a topic, immerse myself completely in it, live eat and breathe it for a bit. i collect hobbies like some folks collect notches on the headboard, heh.
which is to say i don't know exactly what made me want to bake bread. and not just regular old bread, it had to be wild yeast sourdough. i make beer (my other obsession) so i guess this seemed sort of related. i think i read a blog and decided to make my own starter. my first loaf failed, i think the starter was too young and my dough too dry. here is my second attempt. i had much better results following michael pollan's recipe in his "cooked" book. it is a little flat because the top stuck to the floured bowl and some pulled off. i have another proofing in a banneton in the fridge that i think should far better. pretty decent crumb, and tasty! i may have found another addiction. can't wait to bake more!