Episode 52: Sourdough

June 13, 1998

What does San Francisco have in common with ancient Egypt? It's sourdough, and Dr. Ed Wood, a pathologist and author of World Sourdoughs From Antiquity, will be with us to discuss this humble and accidental beginning to leavened breads. In keeping with the theme, Jane and Michael Stern have been sampling hearty breakfast fare in Vermont and will tell us where to find great sourdough pancakes! Our grocery guru, Al Sicherman, reports on the latest from the grocery aisles, Cynda in North Carolina tries to Stump the Cook, and Lynne takes your calls.

Broadcast dates for this episode:

  • February 7, 1998 (originally aired)

  • June 13, 1998 (rebroadcast)