Inspiring conversations from leaders and innovators throughout the sourdough community. Hear the stories behind the bakers, authors, growers, millers, artists, and other creative minds that you've always wondered about.
Chris Lem, Home Baker and Pizza Aficionado
My guest today is none other than the godfather of the sourdough instagram community, Chris Lem. I think of Chris as the Kevin Bacon of the sourdough community - we’re all connected and Chris is the central link we all have in common. Chris is an avid home baker and pizza aficionado. For many instagram baker’s, like myself, he’s the guy who’s always there with a positive comment, wisdom to share, and is the first person to come to mind when I think of the Sourdough Community.
On this episode of the podcast I talk with long time IG sourdough friend Chris Lem. Chris shares his unique sourdough story and how the IG community has shaped and inspired his passion for pizza and bread over the years. Chris helps me troubleshoot my sourdough pizza dough problems, chooses his desert island pizza toppings, and throws down the ultimate cross Atlantic topping challenge.
Kristen Dennis of Full Proof Baking
On this episode of the podcast Kristen Dennis of Full Proof Baking joins me to talk about her sourdough journey from biologist to social media sourdough guru. In this special interview we review Kristen’s most viewed YouTube sourdough tutorial and answer your listener questions. From starter maintenance to final bake, Kristen shares insights from her years of research and practice. It’s the first time we’ve done anything like this on the podcast - so stick around. I learned a ton and I know you will too!
My guest today is Kristen Dennis. Kristen is the sourdough obsessed home baker behind Full Proof Baking, the incredibly popular instagram account and youtube channel where she shares her sourdough wisdom with her 100s of thousands of followers. Kristen has a PhD in Biology and was a science editor before catching the sourdough bug. Kristen was recently featured on Forbes.com in an article about Bread-influencers and their rise to fame during lockdown. She is joining me from her home today in Chicago.
Hannah Dela Cruz, Author of Sourdough Every Day
On this episode of the Sourdough Podcast I interview blogger and baker Hannah dela Cruz who just released her first cookbook Everyday Sourdough. Hannah shares how she discovered sourdough during a transitional time in her life and how her Filipino heritage informed her understanding of good food and good bread. She describes how she developed the recipes in her book and how she incorporates sourdough in delicious ways you wouldn’t have thought possible.
Betsy Gonzalez of Osono Bread
On this Season Two Finale of The Sourdough Podcast, baker Betsy Gonzalez joins me to talk about her sourdough journey and the bakers from around the world that shaped her vision for her own bakery @osonobread which she opened in 2018. We talk about her decision to highlight and support her Local Grain Economy through her business practices and some of the challenges she’s faced baking during a pandemic. And Betsy leads an importatant discussion about race in the hospitality industry and how the cottage bakery can be most effective in the fight for racial equality. s5rncf7c
Michael James, Author of The Tivoli Road Baker
On this episode of The Sourdough Podcast, baker and author Michael James joins me from Melbourne, Australia to talk about his journey from Chef to Baker and his internationally acclaimed cook book The Tivoli Road Baker. He shares his thoughts and tips on sourdough and answers listener questions about starter health and viennoiserie, and even tells us about his 2nd book to be released later next year. You won’t want to miss this one.
Claudia Carter of the California Wheat Commission
On this episode of the podcast, I share my conversation with Claudia Carter, the Executive Director of the California Wheat Commission. She describes the CWC’s mission to support California wheat producers as well as some of her favorite California grown wheat varieties. We talk about the unique challenges and advantages facing California wheat growers and how growing wheat in CA can lead to more sustainable and regenerative farming practices.
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Aspiring Sourdough bakers this is for you
Some great interviews here, I loved the 1st one with Crystal White, what an inspiration, makes you want to book a flight to California just to go see her place, some brilliant info and background to how others go about their baking lives