Some news about The Perfect Loaf:
I can hardly believe it, but my website has been nominated as a finalist in the 7th annual Saveur Blog Awards! I’m a finalist in the “The Food Obsessive” category (yea, I think it fits!) — sites dedicated to a single, focused topic. Thank you so much to everyone who nominated this website, it truly means a lot to me and to be among some of the top blogs out there is an honor.
Update: The Perfect Loaf won both the 2016 Readers’ Choice and Editors’ Choice award for The Food Obsessive!
Your sourdough starter — a mixture of yeast and bacteria (the good kind) that co-exist to naturally leaven bread, add complex flavors, aid in digestion and unlock health benefits — it’s no wonder it quickly becomes part of your family1. I’ve been maintaining mine for many years now, but it’s nothing mystical or magical, it’s a culture I give nourishment (flour + water), and in return, it happily does work for me without even realizing it.
Mine is aptly named Brutus after the trouble it gave me creating it in the beginning.↩