Importing Sourdough Starter?
I've been lurking around here for quite some time and it's an awesome site. Thanks for all the incredible info.
I have an interesting question:
I live in Japan and have managed to cultivate a sourdough culture in the heart of a city. I am moving back to the States in about 2 months and would love to keep my Japanese sourdough, for the novelty more than anything else.
Now my question: Am I going to have trouble bringing my sourdough starter on the plane? I would probably just store it in my suitcase. I think to make sure it's strong and ready for the trip, I would refresh the starter before leaving and check on it upon arriving and see if it needs another refreshing.
What do you all think? Thanks again and happy baking!!
Edit: Also, would I get any trouble from customs on an imported product? Or is it one of those "best not to mention it" things?