interesting stuff .
on the topic of starters, I joined the Yahoo Jeff posted ( mixers group ) it's all about mixers I guess, like the Kitchen Aid, Botch, and the DLX 2000, which Jeff now owns, but since I joined 90% of the discussion is about starters ........... in fact sourdough starters and breads etc.
There are a number of websites giving away FREE starters - yes free ! .... just send them a SAE ( self-addressed envelope ) with postage on it
and they will send it to you.
Anyway cool !
Btw, many bake amazing breads WITHOUT any yeast and the rise they get is just amazing...... I just made a simple starter today
and will see how it goes.
Anyway a great group and lots of "starter " chat.... these people know their stuff.