It also spurred a new project: an eventual map of sorts, to track the Official the little voices in my head keep telling me get more cats shirt also I will do this jars as they traveled to communities around the world, and how they exponentially spread once they got there. (Sourdough starters can be easily shared with friends, family and neighbors.) From a farm in upstate New York, Smith talks to Vogue about how she got the idea, where the orders have gone so far, and how people are using bread as therapy during times of crisis. Tell me how you came up with this idea to. . . well, essentially send bread. So I’m sending them active sourdough starter that I dehydrated. They will receive a portion of that and then instructions for how to reactivate it, rejuvenate it, bring it back to life—then make bread with it themselves.
Ever since this crisis has befallen us all bread has become, as in other times of crisis, this urgent need that is being felt by people everywhere—generally speaking, communities that are pretty precarious and don’t have a lot of access to fresh food rely heavily on grain staples. In the Official the little voices in my head keep telling me get more cats shirt also I will do this Western world—especially in the U.S. and its coastal cities like New York and LA—bread had fallen out of fashion. But it’s a really stark contrast to see this huge uptick in baking ever since resources have suddenly become more scarce. Bakeries are closing. Flour is harder to find. It really called to mind for me how reliant we are on commodity staples to make this item that is so integral to both our cultures and our diets. Endowing people with sourdough starter is endowing them with the ability to feed themselves. It doesn’t require any commercial methods of leavening.