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Ancient Egyptian Emmer

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albacore

Ancient Egyptian Emmer

An interesting read about Seamus Blackley's journey to bake bread from a several thousand year old Egyptian starter. Just to make the process a bit trickier, he bakes it in a hole in the ground! It's all done in a proper scientific manner, which gives it credibility.

Lance

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SirSaccCer

Wow, that is very cool. I love the idea of baking with ancient yeast using ancient techniques! Do you know if Blackley has documented the story of obtaining and reconstituting the starter? It looks like his personal website is down right now.

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albacore

I found a bit more detail on Eater.com