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Sourdough – the Secret World of Acid and Gas

Let’s discuss the character of sourdough a little – we often hear it described as a ‘wild yeast’, and we know that yeasts are fungi – a relation to forest mushrooms. But we also know that sourdough must also host … Continue reading

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Are You Sure Bacteria is Eatable?

Some of you are going to think this post is a little weird, but I hope I can convince you otherwise – I want to talk about how bacteria is useful in preserving foods. You may already know all about … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Friendly Pickles

Even the most casual observer of the history of mankind eventually recognizes the many healthy habits and food related practices of our forebears that were almost universal, but which certainly were not fully understood from a scientific perspective.  Was it … Continue reading

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