Crazy Sourdough Starters
hello everyone, I am new here beginning today.. I've been pondering on extremely different sourdough starters to play with, but wanted to check with all you talented people here, first. I read a book not too long ago, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdaine, and there's a chapter in his book about a bread baker that worked for him for a bit. He says that the guy would have a mother starter with rotting red peppers and sometimes mushroom pieces just decomposing along with his barm. Now he doesn't go into much detail on how he does it of course, but it intrigues the hell out of me! He also mentions grapes, which I've managed to find on this site, but no luck with any other fruits or veggies. I'm mainly wondering if any of you guys/girls know something strange that I could possibly try, or if I wanted to try something strange maybe you have an idea of how I can do it? I'd hate to grow some terrible bacteria on some rotting produce for nothing.. Thanks for taking your time to read this, I look forward to hearing from someone.