Friday, January 9, 2009

Adventures of a Wild Baker: It Lives!

About a year ago, I tried to start a wild yeast starter using the instructions in Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads. It worked just fine, until I neglected it for too long. After several other unsuccessful tries (all during the summer and all failed due to mold), I am trying again.

And here he is:

He lives! (Technically, it would be "They live!", but we'll pretend it is masculine and single.)

So, now that my wild yeast starter is well on its way, he needs a name. A friend of mine named her sourdough starter Fernando, and I thought it would be a great idea to name my starter. Fernando is taken, but do any of you have any ideas? I would like to have a name chosen by the first time I use him to bake, so bring it on!

9 comments:

Bridget said...

ROBERTO BENIGNI. Don't ask.

Well, if you must know, it was the name of my first car. Roberto Hondita Benigni.

Other options:

Lyudmilla (a good, hearty Russian name for a good, hearty bread)

Gorbachev (see above)

Boris (OK, I'm running out of ideas)

Good luck!

Ketchesons said...

Manolo!
or
Ana Lucia!

Bethany said...

"Eureka-likea-lotta-bacteria" Ike for short.

Elizabeth said...

I vote Ulrich or General Zaroff. Or you could just go with Frankenstein, Frank or Steiny for short.

Isaac Washburn said...

Todd...

Cailean said...

I'm probably too late but I like: Jorge or Julio!

Thomas and Jamie said...

I've always liked Jean Luc.

Spencer Broderick said...

I must correct Elizabeth on her suggestion. It's Sir Ulrich, or full name, Sir Ulrich von Lichtenstein of Gelderland (see movie A Knight's Tale).

Fromagette said...

Spencer, Elizabeth is actually refering to Ulrich from the short story "The Interlopers" (at least that is what she told me). Though I must admit, Sir Ulrich is the first person I thought of as well. :)