I listened to the podcast that Jeremy did with Graham and decided to become a member of this interesting community. My name is Bart, I live in Belgium and am a home baker since last summer. I went to culinary school for baker but started working in a chocolate factory 16 years ago and still work there. Recently I worked a second job in a bakery but I had to leave there because the boss was not treating me right. I love bread and have a blog.
I am interested in wild yeast and last months have been a journey in the wonder world of natural leavening. Over here in Belgium I know only a couple bakeries who use sourdough. Most bakers might use powdered sourdough they get from large bakery supplie companies. Personally I rather not use commercial products to bake at home, I have tried powdered sourdough but it is not the same as using the real deal. When I see the pics on this site I wish I could work in one of the many awesome bakeries that produce these fantastic breads. But I guess that will be a dream. Meanwhile I keep on doing my best producing good breads @ home. I love it!