Definition of sourdough
1 : a leaven consisting of dough in which fermentation is active
2 [from the use of sourdough for making bread in prospectors' camps] : a veteran inhabitant and especially an old-time prospector of Alaska or northwestern Canada
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Her first project, for a pop-up gallery in SoHo in 2015, involved 15 loaves of sourdough bread, which were stacked into tower-like sculptures before spectators were invited to consume them.
Every sandwich at Pom Pom’s can come on either sourdough, pumpernickel, rye or whole wheat.
Dream: Calabrian chiles, hearts of palm, sourdough.
The only recurring elements in her menu are the homemade butter and sourdough bread, borrowed from a 300-year-old recipe.
But when researchers examined each person individually, a different pattern emerged: Some people’s blood sugar levels climbed more after eating the white bread than after the sourdough.
Averaging results from 20 people who ate white and whole-wheat sourdough bread for one week each, researchers found no difference in people’s response to the breads, which includes changes in blood sugar levels.
That's what the triple crème-sourdough scoop is like at Woodley Proper in Encino, CA.
Don’t forget to take some their crusty sourdough bread home with you for the next morning’s breakfast.
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Definition of sourdough for English Language Learners
: a type of dough that is allowed to ferment before it is baked and that has a slightly sour taste
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