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Feb 28, 2013 02:43 AM

Sourdough Bread starter/mother

Who sells the best sourdough bread?

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  1. I don't know if they sell it by the loaf, but I've never had better sourdough bread than the other night at the Tasting Kitchen on Abbot Kinney in Venice.

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    1. re: Servorg

      Isn't that near where the old Pioneer Bakery used to be, That was good sourdough.

    2. Are you looking for a starter to make your own Sourdough or are you looking for premade bread? If you want to purchase starters, try the King Arthur Flour starter or check into Carl's Friends Starter.

      Both are excellent, although the Carl's will take a bit of work. (I made this one) Good luck

      1. I'm looking for both a great loaf to buy and a starter to make some bread.
        I hear the older the starter the better the taste is that true?
        And is a dry dormant starter better than a live one?

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        1. re: maui_girl1

          Here's a link to Peter Reinhart's technique,
          I don't believe a dry, dormant starter will work.

          1. re: ebethsdad

            The Carl's Friend starter comes dry and dormant. You gently rehydrate and feed it over a couple of days and you have a remarkable, 150 year-old starter. There are a number of others that begin the same way. I have three of them.