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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Simple Sourdough from Scratch

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 113 reviews.Los Angeles, United StatesPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Matt

90 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We'll spend a little over 1 hour together, and I will demystify the sourdough process so you can begin your journey as an urban homesteader in modern times.

If you don't have a starter, that's OK. You can use yeast. You'll learn to make your own starter then use it to to make everything from country loafs and biscuits to bagels and pancakes. We'll also be mixing some dough so you can have a fresh loaf later.

It's exciting for me to share this process with you, but more importantly, I want you to leave our time together with the understanding of how food unites us.

NOTE: The start to end process of bread making is about 6 - 12 hours. Morning classes will have bread the same evening, afternoon and evening classes in the early morning next day, evening classes will have bread in the afternoon on the next day.
We'll spend a little over 1 hour together, and I will demystify the sourdough process so you can begin your journey as an urban homesteader in modern times.

If you don't have a starter, that's OK. You can use yeast. You'll learn to make your own starter then use it to to make everything from country loafs and biscuits to bagels and pancakes. We'll also be mixing some dough so you can have a fresh loaf later.

It's exciting…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Matt will host a private group for up to 10 guests starting at $168.

What to bring

  • 350 g organic white flour (about 3 and 3/4 cup)
  • 1 gallon distilled water (it must be non chlorinated)
  • Either active dry yeast or sourdough starter. (You can make your own or order from Etsy))
  • Sea salt (any salt will do, but I suggest going all out and getting fancy)
  • 2 large bowls
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Sun., Jul. 12
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5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. (EDT)
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Wed., Jul. 22
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EDT)
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$28 per person
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Meet your host, Matt

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Each time I made a fuss over having to pick produce from the garden, my parents would always say "you'll appreciate these fresh flavors one day" - I'd roll my eyes. Having grown up deep in Appalachia, we ate what we grew, baked our bread, and fermented foods for the winter. Soon after college, I moved to the city and quickly realized that the fresh flavors of my childhood were inaccessible. I suddenly understood the value of tradition, so in a nutshell, I became an urban version ofLaura Ingalls Wilder - with a little more sass.

For years, I've explored the proud Appalachia traditions of homesteading and applied them to modern living. Even though I live in one of the largest cities in the world, I still preserve my food, grow many of my vegetables, and bake bread that rivals the fanciest bakeries.
Each time I made a fuss over having to pick produce from the garden, my parents would always say "you'll appreciate these fresh flavors one day" - I'd roll my eyes. Having grown up deep in Appalachia, we ate what we grew, baked our bread, and fermented foods for the winter. Soon after college, I moved to the city and quickly realized that the fresh flavors of my childhood were inaccessible. I suddenly understood the value of tradition, so in a nutshell, I became an urban version ofLaura Ingalls…
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Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 113 reviews.

Jean
June 2020
What a wonderful way to start off a Sunday morning! Matt was super friendly and knowledgeable, and shared really great stories about his family, experience with food and bread, specifically. The experience was really interactive and Matt encourages/answered everyone’s questions. The class is great for anyone who’s early on in their bread baking adventure.
What a wonderful way to start off a Sunday morning! Matt was super friendly and knowledgeable, and shared really great stories about his family, experience with food and bread, spe…
Erica
June 2020
We LOVED this experience! Matt clearly loves teaching others about making bread, and has a wonderful back story about how he became so passionate about it! He was incredibly personable, and was able to answer all of our questions. Take his recommendations on what to do before the class, and consider making both bread recipes he shares so you can compare! Highly recommended!
We LOVED this experience! Matt clearly loves teaching others about making bread, and has a wonderful back story about how he became so passionate about it! He was incredibly person…
Molly
June 2020
I booked a private class for my family on Father's Day and it was an amazing way to connect virtually! Matt makes sourdough baking approachable and fun. We especially loved his personal stories and perspective!
Rene
June 2020
Matt makes you stop and think about the value of baking through personal stories. Have a deeper appreciation for what I was doing.
Kasey
June 2020
My husband and I participated in the sourdough class to celebrate his first Father's Day as a dad. It was a ton of fun, and we're working on our first loaf. Highly recommend.
Sara
June 2020
Matt is wonderful. He tailored our session to our individual needs, listened to us and offered helpful tips to help us troubleshoot our starter woes.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.

More tips

Note - making sourdough is a process that takes several hours and you won't finish the class with a finished loaf. However, you will have one by the end of the day!