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How I Packed My Sourdough Starter for a Move Across 5 States — Tips from The Kitchn

I’ve been nursing a sourdough starter for well over a year now, ever since a friend gifted me a portion of hers. If you must know, his name is Mr. Funny Pants and he’s the closest thing I’ve had to a pet since my hamster died when I was 9. So I care for him quite a bit.

So when my husband and I began to plan our move from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, Mr. Funny Pants was one of the first things I worried about — aside from leaving all our family and friends behind and packing up our whole lives, of course.

I store my starter in the fridge and feed him weekly, so I had no idea how he’d fare on a long-distance move and then an arrival to a bare kitchen that could take a few weeks to get fully up and running. Then I discovered a little secret: I could dry him in order to preserve him long-term.


from Kitchn | Inspiring cooks, nourishing homes

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