People knew it as the Oregon Trail sourdough, or more simply as Carl’s starter. It originated with the family of Carl Griffith, a lawyer, World War II veteran, and retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve.
Really, though, the starter belonged to a lot of people. Griffith, then in his 70s, was known for sending a free sample of the starter to anyone who mailed him a self-addressed, stamped envelope. It was an important part of his presence on Usenet, an early precursor to current online forums. Griffith was part of a group called rec.food.sourdough, where he served as a quiet — though reassuring — presence.
This starter is very lively and makes amazing tasty bread.
Each kit come with instruction and a fresh starter so you can start baking right away.
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