So I’m sending them active sourdough starter that I dehydrated. They will receive a portion of that and then instructions for how to reactivate it, rejuvenate it, bring it back to life—then make bread with it themselves. Ever since this crisis has befallen us all bread has become, as in other times of crisis, this urgent need that is being felt by people everywhere—generally speaking, communities that are pretty precarious and don’t have a lot of access to fresh food rely heavily on grain staples. In the Official Hand Grinch Holding Wine Bring Me Wine And Tell Me I’m Pretty Christmas Shirt moreover I will buy this Western world—especially in the U.S. and its coastal cities like New York and LA—bread had fallen out of fashion. But it’s a really stark contrast to see this huge uptick in baking ever since resources have suddenly become more scarce. Bakeries are closing. Flour is harder to find. It really called to mind for me how reliant we are on commodity staples to make this item that is so integral to both our cultures and our diets. Endowing people with sourdough starter is endowing them with the ability to feed themselves. It doesn’t require any commercial methods of leavening.
As of now I believe I have sent out officially…I have a bunch of envelopes that are labeled and stamped and awaiting the Official Hand Grinch Holding Wine Bring Me Wine And Tell Me I’m Pretty Christmas Shirt moreover I will buy this post office, so I’m going to count those. Thank you! You’re also the first person I’ve talked to in two weeks who’s not my boyfriend, and I’m sitting outside for the first time in awhile, so sorry if I seem distracted. Okay! So I’ve sent out 430. I’m going to map all of them, because they keep living wherever they are. Then, ostensibly, when their receivers become comfortable with them, they can share them with others and it just spreads like wildfire.