Sourdough, frankly, does not set my world on fire BUT I know that for many people, making a successful sourdough is like finding the Holy Grail. So if you are that person, this is the episode for you.

When we started the interview with Elizabeth and Dan Martin, I knew that Elizabeth had been doing a lot of sourdough bread baking. This was of interest to us for Season 6 because this was a new activity for her. That’s where we began with the conversation. Little did we know that Elizabeth had taken all of the science and the folklore to heart and has become quite the expert on sourdough.

She was kind enough to share one of her boules with us and it is/was delicious, lovely bread. So thank you, Elizabeth!

This episode also turned out to be one of our funnier ones as well so you really must listen to the whole thing. But, if you want to jump around, here are some highlights to try out.

02:47 – The interview begins officially

03:33 – Dan (and the rest of the family) got COVID

07:06 – They remodeled their kitchen

11:20 – Funky food – if you can find it, you can eat it

11:56 – The sourdough journey

13:06 – The Herman sourdough starter

14:13 – Sarah Owens (James Beard award-winning author) and her starter

17:48 – Elizabeth describes her sourdough as “approachable”

20:08 – Shards in a jar

21:12 – It’s all Kevin

23:52 – What is hooch?

If you’re interested, here are the questions we’re asking everyone in some shape or form or other…

  • Did you ever feel excited about being able to stay home and cook more and explore foods you’d always wanted to but never had time for?
  • What did you make? Anything new?
  • Did you have anything amazing? Any disasters?
  • Something hard or unexpected?
  • When the virus is under control…will you continue to cook more? Have you found a new love for cooking at home or are you ready to get away from it?

We’re making it easier than ever for you to join the conversation.

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Hope you enjoyed this episode…still keeping it real!

As always, thanks for listening! We love you guys!!

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