YOKE Mardewi describes making sourdough bread as her antidote to stress.
The Ardross resident has been baking since the 1980s and its grown into her writing books and holding classes.
“My love for sourdough came from when I was doing my MBA (Master of Business Administration), I used to live in North Carlton and there was a bakery called Natural Tucker,” she said.
“It was the first sourdough bakery in Australia but I never had the courage to ask them to teach me, so I figured it out myself.
“I have a daughter and I had to do something from home, she was little then, I couldn’t go back to corporate.”
Ms Mardewi will be among the speakers at TEDxPerth, which takes place at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday, September 7.
“I can sum what I’m going to talk about as ‘what sourdough means to me and why I’m still here’. It’s about why I love it so much,” she said.
“Sourdough nourishes my body, soul, spirit and my mental well-being, but it’s easy enough that you can share with anyone and there’s not much like that.
“The moment you touch the dough, you lose your mind. It grounds you and you forget about everything.”
Tickets are available online.