San Francisco is a network of different neighborhoods. In a city so large that the weather can vary depending on where you are, there is always something to see and do. Change happens quickly as the various neighborhoods attract new residents and visitors, and each one offers an entirely unique flair. The Mission District is no exception.
In the early years of mining mayhem, bakers in San Francisco were perplexed. After biting into their newly baked bread, they found that recipes they had been making in the France had turned sour. Yet, they realized that they liked how the bread tasted – they had struck culinary gold of sorts. Thus, the name of the bread became sourdough.
Bread was so important to the miners that on cold nights they would cuddle with their yeast starter to keep it warm – so it wouldn’t die. These intelligent miners became known as “sourdoughs.”