A collection of sourdough starters and the stories behind them.

For each starter its story and a recipe is collected, along with the owners reflection on how much their starter is worth in either monetary or emotional value. Once collected, the starter is dried which keeps the sourdough lactobacilli bacteria at rest until you wake them up again to bake with.

Anyone with a sourdough starter can take part and join the network. It investigates how to use existing platforms of knowledge to create new social relationships. The project is under constant development as new forms of information and contacts are established.


The ArchivePosted by josefin 2014-10-21 02:50:11
Daisuke Tsubota — 坪田 大佑 ̶

"In 2012, Alex taught me how to start and grow sourdough. He is a mysterious guy that holds several bread workshops, while working as a designer... Ever since he taught me how to make sourdough, it has become an important part of my everyday life. Something heterogeneous that has settled and spread its roots. I remember Alex saying that a sourdough is like a ‘Tamagocchi’. I feel like it is a new type of pet – one that you raise, form and eventually eat.”

「2012 年、アレックスに酵母菌のつくり方と育て方を教えてもらった。彼はロンドンでデザイナーをやりながら、パンを使ったワークショップを開いている不思議な人だ。彼に教わって以来、酵母を育てるのが僕の習慣になった。何か異質なものが僕の生活に入ってきて、腰を下ろし、根をはった。そう言えば、アレックスは酵母菌を『たまごっち』のようなものだと言っていた。育て、自分の手で造形し、食べることのできる、新感覚のペットみたいなものなのかもしれない」

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