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Linking the European and Asian continents, Istanbul is renowned for its vast diversity and quality of breads. This Byzantium Wild Culture Sourdough Starter produces mouth-watering breads of any variety.

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Order 1 oz. dried sourdough starter ISTANBUL @ $14.99

Straddling two continents, Istanbul has historically been an important port where diverse world’s collide.

Turkish "pide" from the Black Sea Region

Turkish “pide” from the Black Sea Region

Originating on the banks of the Golden Horn, this Wild Culture Sourdough Starter produces an impressive loaf every time.

Bread is a major staple in Turkish cuisine, with different grains, flavors, and techniques from every region coming together to be traded in Istanbul’s vibrant flourishing markets.

Use this Istanbul starter to make “pide“, commonly referred to as “Turkish pizza”, a flat dough topped with olive oil, cheese, meats, and other delectables before baking into a fluffy crunchy “pide” flatbread.

Captured in 2013 on the shores of the Bosphorus Straights, which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, Wild Culture Sourdough Starters’ Istanbul culture brings the crossroads of culinary delights to your home oven.

Order 1-oz. Istanbul Wild Culture Sourdough Starter in dried powder format, which can be activated easily at home with water and flour.  The sourdough culture is ready for baking as soon as 2 days from activation.