What is it with San Francisco sourdough?
Read several articles but none really tell me what makes San Francisco sourdough so special. Some say it is REAL sour dough, others say it is just a hint of sour. Several say it is the delightfully crunchy crust that make it special, others it is all about the crumb.
If San Francisco Sourdough is the ideal sourdough bread I would love to know what it is that makes it worth striving for.
Please pardon my ignorance in this matter, I have never been to San Francisco to try the bread. The one time I had the opportunity to eat it, it was in the form of a bread bowl filled with Texas chili.(all the foods were to remind his wife of all the places she lived - snails were also on the menu.)