Friendship Bread starter is sitting out on the community counter at work. Apparently, some of my 50 some permanent and seasonal co-workers have adopted this fermented baggie of goo as a project. I couldn't help but thinking aloud with a co-worker-- is this stuff safe? I have refrigeration and food keeping issues, so something hanging out on the counter for God knows how long being squished, smooshed, added to and divided a million times over frankly just flat out grosses me out. Completely. So I told her that I would go digging. I was curious. She was, too. So I found this article. It seemed to take me where I needed to go with the Friendship Bread thing.
I should also add that I don't have a friendly relationship with Friendship Bread Starter. As a kid, someone shared some starter with us. We followed the directions. What followed? A colony of ants. We were invaded. Needless to say, my memories are not so sweet.
So, what is your take on Friendship Bread/Starter? Are you pro or con? Do you find the idea as gross as I do?