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Hello from Alexandria, VA

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Captain Ted

Hello from Alexandria, VA

Hello to all from Alexandria, VA.  I was just introduced to this site and it looks like a really great resource.  I have been sourdough baking for almost 40 years.  When I returned home from Viet Nam in 1971 I received my sourdough starter and instructions from my father who in 1969 had received his from a close friend who had just returned from a hunting trip northwest of Fairbanks.  He (dad's friend) had come across an old homesteader who shared his sourdough starter and tought him the basics. At the time the homesteader said the starter had been in his family 70 years.  I did not believe it at the time but since is has been in my family for 42 years since then, I am now a believer.  Son and one Daughter (of three) are also hooked on sourdough. Glad to be a member.

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dcbakerman

 


I too am in Alexandria, actually am baking at Restaurant Eve.  


Welcome to the site!

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Captain Ted

Look forward to talking with you more. Regards, Ted


 

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dcochran

hello.  my former abode listed in subject line and am now in red sox nation north.

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Captain Ted

Go SOX

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hanseata

My sourdough starter is, compared to yours, a youngster, living with me only since 2001, when I came to the US and started bread baking.


By the way, my husband is a Vietnam vet, too, and he remembers what horrible "bread" called canned crap they had to eat there, whereas the locals feasted on baguettes...


 

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That was then, this is now.  Enjoy the sourdough. Ted