Hey, everybody, hurry! There's free Blarf babies in San Francisco! It may not sound appetizing, but don't be scurred
: That's just the name for Danny Gabriner's sourdough starter, descendants of which he's offering for free through the Web site of his forthcoming bakery Sour Flour
If you're really serious about getting into making bread, Gabriner sells a $50 baker's kit
that includes everything he thinks is needed to fashion perfect loaves, from instructions and ingredients to containers and half sheet pans. But if you just want your own Sour Blarf, Bastard Blarf, Little Blarfarella, or Bo Blarf (all real Blarf baby names in the Blarf Family Tree
), Gabriner will hook you up gratis, a gesture of good faith towards building a better baking community.
Still sound like too much work, lazypants? Gabriner is also more than halfway through a goal he set in May to give away 1000 free loaves of his own bread, so you can simply request a free, already-baked loaf. He blogged his top 20 reasons
for doing this, including "fun" and "good karma."