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Meet the Man Behind the World’s Only Sourdough Library

Karl De Smedt has over 100 sourdough starters from around the world, making him the head librarian of the world's only Sourdough Library. These specimens bubble away in refrigerators, but Karl also bakes with them to understand their nuanced flavors and characteristics. 

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