About Emilie Raffa

Emilie Raffa is the creator, cook, and photographer of The Clever Carrot. She is classically trained and is the author of IACP-nominated “Artisan Sourdough Made Simple” and “The Clever Cookbook.” Emilie’s work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, The Huffington Post, Food 52, Saveur, Food & Wine, Today Food and in the pages of Artful Blogging magazine.

A glass jar with overflowing starter on a wooden surface as part of an explanation on how to make sourdough starter.

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

We’re hearing the same question over and over and over again. How do I a make sourdough starter? (That is, a homemade bread starter that requires no commercial yeast.) Here’s how in simple, easy steps.