Scored myself some pasta madre at the market. Thanks, @PastaMadre_Ric!
Today a group called Pasta Madre was hosting an event at the Mercato della Terra. People who had previously signed up and prepared their bread at home were able to come to the market and bake their bread in a wood burning oven that Pasta Madre had going. I recently learned about pasta madre, aka sourdough starter or mother dough, while WWOOFing in Sicily and had been wondering where I could get my hands on some in Bologna. The nice folks at the Pasta Madre stand at the market gave me a chunk for free. That means next week’s project is: attempting to bake bread. Stay tuned!