We're not ashamed to admit that our first memory of sourdough was the "San Francisco Sandwich" that the Hardee's fast food chain carried for a while back in the '90's. It's hard to remember what it was that day that caused us to deviate from our usual cheeseburger on its pillowy bun, but we'll never forget that first surprising bite of sour.
It makes us laugh to look back at what was most certainly a completely artificial mimicry of real sourdough. Regardless, it opened us up to the idea that bread could be something more than a convenient vehicle for burgers and cold cuts.
Ok, we shared our first memory of sourdough. Now we'd love to hear yours!
Over the next few weeks, we'd like to share some recipes, stories, and interesting factoids we've gathered over the years of our love affair with sourdough. Coming up this afternoon, we'll talk about how you can make your very own sourdough at home.
Whether you're already a fan of sourdough or have always been curious, we hope you'll discover something new and chime in with your own stories and questions!
(Image Credit: Boudin Bakery, San Francisco)