Tossed My Starter
I received a package of dry starter from my kids, which they bought in San Fransisco. Followed the instructions but after 2 days on my counter, I had to toss it out. The smell was awful, like someone had been physically sick. I expected it to smell like yeast or alcohol, at least that's what I remember from the last time I made starter which was at least 15 years ago.
Can you get sick from baking bread with a bad starter? How do you know the starter shouldn't be used?