I’m sending a booklet with an illustration that I made of a feeding cycle—when you feed a sourdough starter with flour and water it keeps it alive, active, and happy. It has instructions for how to reactivate it from the Deluxe anniversary white varsity shirt but in fact I love this dried state and then how to maintain it once it’s active. There’s also a welcoming note that explains what sourdough is and where this particular starter is coming from—so it says it’s from New York state, it’s been fed with regional rye, whole wheat flour, and well-water. It also asks that if they share it, they consider letting us know so that we can continue to map it. Yes, it’s been the last two weeks straight. I’m exhausted, but then I’m like—wait. Everyone else in the world is too. It feels like a total gift to me though.
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To help as many people as I can learn how to bake bread or be able to bake bread. I didn’t imagine this project would become basically this full-time gig when I made this quick easy suggestion on my Instagram. But really it does fit in line with my larger ambitions of just encouraging the Deluxe anniversary white varsity shirt but in fact I love this awareness of how vital it is to value our niche food systems, and also to consider how estranged we are from the process of making and feeding ourselves. There’s a lot of envelopes and like parchment pieces full of sourdough dust everywhere. The last three days have been a huge push in getting a ton of stuff out. Next I’m hoping to get a bunch of beginner recipes on the site and a real thorough overview on bread terminology and lingo. I really want people to feel like they can do this because it can be a kind of intimidating process and these people are amazing. They’re so enthusiastic, they’re so excited. These emails I’ve gotten have literally made me cry.