National Sourdough Bread Day is celebrated on April 1 of every year. Sourdough was probably the oldest form of leavening used by bakers. Sourdough is manufactured through the method of long fermentation of the dough using yeasts and lactobacilli. The use of yeasts occurring naturally and friendly bacteria in contrast to cultivated yeast gives the bread a little sour but wonderful taste.
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” – Mahatma Gandhi
History Of National Sourdough Bread Day
The origin and history of National Sourdough Bread Day are not known. This Sourdough Bread is very superior to other bread, and Sourdough also gives the bread a good shelf-life. It is assumed that the sourdough originated around 1500 BC in Ancient Egyptian times. At the time of the California Gold Rush, sourdough was the primary bread made in Northern California, and even today it is an important part of the San Francisco culture. In The Alaska and Yukon, ‘sourdough’ is a nickname given to people who have spent the whole winter north of the Arctic Circle and it also refers to their habit of preserving their sourdough throughout the coldest months by keeping the sourdough close to their body. San Francisco sourdough is the very popular sourdough bread made today in the United States. Since 1849 the San Francisco Sourdough Bread variety has remained in constant production.
Other Celebrations on April 1
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How To Celebrate National Sourdough Bread Day
On National Sourdough Bread Day, include Sourdough on every meal you have on that day in various forms. Sourdough bread is a fantastic side of soups or stews, Sourdough bread can be toasted with your breakfast cereal, or you can replace regular bread with sourdough bread on your sandwich. Also, post pictures while eating or preparing Sourdough Bread and share it with others on social media using the hashtag #SourdoughBreadDay.