Project Sourdough

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I present to you my greatest culinary achievement. Two weeks in the making, this bread is the pinnacle of my young gourmet life. Here it is in its final form:

To be honest, its beauty is still a bit staggering. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Here’s how it looks on the inside:

How amazing that flour, water and a bag of grapes can get you that?

To commemorate my accomplishment, I share with you now a film that is one of my most personal. A raw, true account of the blood, sweat and tears that went into this bread. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you PROJECT SOURDOUGH:


The No-Longer-So-Amateur Gourmet

8 thoughts on “Project Sourdough”

  1. BRAVO!

    Congratulations on your wonderful loaf of bread. I loved the Project Sourdough movie, excellent touch. I felt like I was right there with you…I’m going to watch it twice more.

  2. The Tom Selleck of Sourdough! That’s the best thing I’ve ever heard!

    The thoughtful intonation in your narration gives me sweet sensations.

  3. Ahhh, of course: it was delicious! I should have mentioned that. [And there was indeed a shot of me taking a bite and giving the famous Amateur Gourmet thumbs up, but it ruined the dramatic flow of the piece.] The outside was crispy and the inside was soft and just perfectly sour. At first it didn’t taste sour at all, but then–as we got closer and closer to the middle–we began to notice the sour qualities. As a testament to HOW good it was, that entire first loaf is gone. Good thing there’s a second one in a paper bag waiting for us to dig in.

  4. I was hoping you’d say it was a disaster. I picked up the La Brea bread book and now I guess I have to start my own science experiment, whough how I’ll feed it every 4-6 hours at the end is anybody’s guess.

  5. Hey, great job! It looks terrific!

    It saddens me that it’s so hard to find sourdough here in Ohio. You can get it anywhere in California and it’s sooo goood.

  6. A Big Fan of the AG

    My thought while viewing this incredibly moving movie – is he gonna bake another and do a Dolly Parton Knockers Sourdough? All it needed was a little fringe hung like a crescent moon over them and presto!

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