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120 Year Old Sourdough Stater

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RichieRich

120 Year Old Sourdough Stater

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RichieRich

Well......I thought it was and interesting story.

 

RichieRich

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Lechem (not verified)

Thanks for the link. I find it fascinating how starters can be maintained indefinitely and one can be baking with a starter today which someone started 120 years ago and it's been cared for ever since. If that's not what bread is all about what is? It's the staff of life.

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Portus

... was supposedly an apple!  Which leads to AYW and other starters, each of which is some sort of biological process.  I suppose then that the Puratos Sourdough Library cannot be much different from The Human Genome or the National Geographic Genographic Projects?  

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clazar123

LINK 

So here is the link to an interesting article about an archeologist that found yeast preserved in amber for millions of years!    Wow! I wonder what would have happened if he was a baker?

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Lechem (not verified)

and bake a bread from some 45-million-and 7 year-old yeast + 4 months.