And apparently so does Twitter user, physicist, and sourdough enthusiast Seamus Blackley. So much so that he made a loaf using yeast that's 4,500 years old.
You read that right: 4,500 YEARS.
Seamus told BuzzFeed that he got into the sourdough game because he finds it fascinating that you can "collect organisms from the air" to create delicious, comforting foods.
He's also a fan of ancient Egypt, which inspired him to try to track down some ancient Egyptian yeast in order to replicate the bread they made in ye olden days.
With the help of an Egyptologist and microbiologist, Seamus acquired yeast from Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard's Peabody Museum, and then set to work to get👏 that👏 bread👏.
The result: this bad boy.
According to Seamus, the bread "tastes incredible" and is sweeter and richer than regular bread, with overtones of "brown sugar" and "coffee roasting."
He still has lots of yeast leftover, and hopes to share it with his network of fellow yeast and bread lovers. He also plans to bake more bread using actual ancient Egyptian methods to make it that much more "pure" and "authentic."
IDK about you, but I think this bread sounds AMAZING.
Would you eat bread that was made using 4,500-year-old yeast? Let us know in the comments below!
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