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The Lab - 18th of October

🍞 Get Ready for the #SourdoughDecade Contest! 🍞

Attention all sourdough enthusiasts! We're thrilled to announce our new contest that celebrates your love for sourdough. It's simple, fun, and you could win an amazing prize.

Here's how it works:

📝 Register your sourdough on the Quest for Sourdough website. This is a crucial step, as unregistered entries will not be valid.

📸 Snap a picture of your sourdough masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook. It can be your recent creation, or an all-time favorite. Show us your best!

💬 In your post, tell us why sourdough is important to you. Is it the tangy taste, the therapeutic process of kneading, or the joy of sharing it with loved ones? We want to hear your sourdough story!

🏷️ Don't forget to use the hashtag #SourdoughDecade in your post and tag @sourdough_librarian. This will ensure we see your entry and can share your beautiful bread with our community. The prize? The winner will receive a copy of "Experience Sourdough", a remarkable book that explores the world of sourdough in depth. It's a must-have for any sourdough aficionado!

The contest runs until November 10th, and we'll announce the lucky winner on November 14th. So get your dough ready, set your oven, and let the baking begin! 🥖🔥 Good luck, bakers! We can't wait to see (and virtually taste) your creations!

Can you believe it? The Sourdough Library is turning a magnificent 10 years old! 🎉 To commemorate this incredible milestone, we invite you to embark on an extraordinary online event that will leave you in awe.

Welcome to "The Lab" - a global celebration of sourdough like no other!

what can you expect?

Get ready for an extraordinary opportunity to gain invaluable insights from the brightest minds in the field of sourdough. We are thrilled to announce that we have invited esteemed experts to partake in insightful conversations about all things sourdough and their respective areas of expertise.

Picture yourself engaging in captivating discussions with these distinguished guests who bring a wealth of knowledge spanning various facets of the sourdough world. From cutting-edge research and the importance of preservation to the boundless inspiration it provides, our topics will cover a wide range of fascinating subjects.

Delve into the realm of sourdough's impact on health and well-being, as we explore the science behind its unique properties. Discover the rich heritage and cultural significance that lies within every loaf. Uncover sustainability practices that shape the future of baking. And that's just the beginning!

Each passing hour of this remarkable event will unveil exciting news and discoveries. Brace yourself for a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of what's possible. Embark on novel journeys that will ignite your imagination and leave you inspired throughout our time together.

how to access "the lab"?

Becoming a part of "The Lab" is as effortless as spreading butter on freshly toasted bread. Tune in to the captivating livestreams via Puratos's vibrant social media platforms and track the journey of Karl, the esteemed sourdough librarian behind the world's exclusive Sourdough Library, on Instagram. Don't let this momentous sourdough extravaganza pass you by – it's merely a single click away, offering you the chance to immerse yourself in the most eagerly anticipated online sourdough event!

Find below all the relevant sources:

the time table

But wait, there's more! "The Lab" has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate participants from around the globe. No matter where you reside, you'll be able to adjust the timing to suit your location. It's a celebration that knows no boundaries. With just a few effortless clicks, you'll be able to follow the livestream from anywhere you are in the world. Whether you're at home, in the bakery, or on the go, you can tune in to our captivating sessions without any hassle.

So, are you ready to dive into "The Lab" and discover the wonders of sourdough like never before? Let's come together on October 18th and make history!

our special guests

Join us in commemorating the 10th anniversary of the world's one and only Sourdough Library with our esteemed special guests! Their expertise and insights are set to elevate these livestreams to new heights!

Karl De Smedt

Karl, our host during the celebration day.

Alain Coumont

Founder of “Le Pain Quotidien” shares his view on sourdough and community

Sara De Pelsmaeker

Group Health and Well-Being Director at Puratos, will share insights on the health benefits of sourdough.

Guido Vanherpe

CEO of La Lorraine Bakery Group answers questions about the Future of Bread.

Marco Gobbetti

Food Microbiology professor at the university in Bolzano. Sharing insights in the latest sourdough research.

Adrian Grenier

Co-founder and CCO of Earth Speed will join us to talk about sustainability.

Yohan Ferrant

Author of the baking book Oh lá lá. Owner of sourdough 67 in the library.

Ramon Garriga

Ramon Garriga from “Gluten Morgen” will come over to talk about Patagonian sourdough.