Foraging for Wild Yeast

Wild yeast growing on certain types of berries—or even Aspen tree bark—will create tasty sourdough bread and sourdough starter as readily as store-bought yeast.



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The fixin's for our sourdough starter include flour, water, a handful of berries covered with wild yeast, and a glass container...
PHOTO: RICHARD JAMISON
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The powdery-white leavening coats the fruit of the juniper shrub [LEFT] and the Oregon grape [RIGHT].
RICHARD JAMISON
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Gases from the fermenting "sponge" expand in the jar's plastic cover.
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