Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy National Sourdough Bread Day

April showers got you down? No need to be a sourpuss! It's National Sourdough Bread Day!

Sourdough French Toast with Strawberries, Honeydew and Sausage
A little bit of history for you to chew on while you enjoy your bread: While historians believe sourdough likely originated in ancient Egypt around 1500 BC, it became popular in Northern California during the California Gold Rush. The bread was so common that "sourdough" became an accepted nickname for gold prospectors and today, San Francisco still has the most famous sourdough bakeries steeped in tradition and starter. (Note: the San Francisco 49ers mascot is called Sourdough Sam.) 

PS - When doing research for my own tasty National Food Month Challenge, I found "taylor takes a taste" - a Charlotte, NC food photographer's blog. A kindred spirit, he's working on 52 weeks of National Food Fridays so if you're hungry or need photo inspiration, be sure to check him out!

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