I am the dough mongering and food loving guy that runs Haigis Fine Foods LLC. Everything we sell, is what I like and made how I like it. No way will we produce something I would not serve my family or Friends. Period.
About why do I do this….. well, I am honest with you, I love food, but if it tries to kill me I fight back. In the last years I started to feel that food impacts me different. I started to read labels and learn what they mean. What I have seen worried me more and more. It felt more like a lot of chemicals with a little food. I decided not to have that anymore (ok occasionally I eat things I shouldn’t.)
I come from a food family, the earliest proof I have is, my great great great great great great Grandfather (add some more greatness until you reach 1789) owned a Mill in rural south Germany. Later my great great grand mother took over the Backhaus (community owned Baking house) and my family ran it until 1976, when she left us age 91, still running the bake house. After she left us the bake house was abandoned.
The sourdough I am using today was handed down from her, and the family history claims it is the original that is in the family since the early days of the mill.
I can not proof that, but I can tell you one thing. I baked rye, amaranth, spelt, wheat, even rice bread with this sour and it works.