April 1, 2020 – April Fools Day | National Sourdough Day

Transcript for April 1st

Welcome to April 1st, 2020, on the National Day Calendar.  Today we celebrate pulling a fast one and a wild west flavor that can’t be tamed. More after the break from our founder, Marlo Anderson.

Think Daylight Savings Time causes problems with scheduling? Try changing the entire calendar. In 1582, France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian version, which we still use today. That meant that New Year’s Day moved from March to January and the folks who didn’t get the memo were often ridiculed as: “April Fools.” Go ahead and celebrate this day by swapping out salt for sugar, putting whoopee cushions on chairs, and causing minor mayhem. Just remember that what comes around, goes around!

Did you know that the world’s oldest, leavened bread gets its magic from friendly bacteria that can’t be tamed?  That’s right! Sourdough’s the name, and its characteristic flavor comes from lactobacillus and uncultured yeast.   During the gold rush this “wild at heart” staple food was so popular with prospectors it earned ‘them’ the nickname “Sourdoughs.”  And because they left their love in San Francisco, the city still bakes up some of the tastiest bread around. On National Sourdough Bread Day crack open a loaf of golden-crusted goodness.

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