Alaskan Sourdough Bread

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Appears in
I Hear America Cooking

By Betty Fussell

Published 1986

  • About

Sourdough is the best and most distinctive of “native” American breads, itself a hybrid of the portable dough carried by prospectors to the Yukon in the 1890s, called “sourdoughs,” and of the traditional baking methods of French and Italian immigrants to Gold Rush ports like Seattle and San Francisco. Some Alaskans today claim that they possess sourdough “starters” a century old, passed down from generation to generation, and feeling runs high about the precise rules for the care and feedin