During the “honeymoon period” where it felt new and different to be at home 24-7, each day began to blur into the next. Perhaps sourdough was the answer to an overwhelming need to take control and produce something useful with our very own hands. Or maybe we just wanted something new to post on our home-bound Instagram feeds.
Suddenly, we had all the time in the world to nurture a loaf of sourdough from its stinky, festering inception to glorious, golden life, nailing some #isogoals in the process.
If feeding your own starter was all too much, you could still get what you kneaded, whether ordering online from a world-renowned chef or procuring from a friend (at a safe distance) in a back alley in Newtown. Even our very own Kaspar Christensen, executive chef at Portside Sydney, was in on the action, raising money for an incredibly worthy cause with sourdough starter kits.
By the time Jake Gyllenhaal broke the internet by whispering to his starter, it seemed like sourdough was everywhere. Or maybe we just really wanted to turn away from the news. Closer to home, Adam Liaw documented the highs and lows of making your own and our beloved Annabel Crabb finally caved.