A Da Vinci inspired bread, aka a Mediterranean Diet bread begins with a starter and builds to a whole-wheat and rye finale with a spectacular encore of calamata olives studding the works. Totally fabulous bread. Heavenly moist, and deeply flavored rye bread. Use stoneground dark rye flour for this. Serve with fresh pears, hunks of cheese, and tomato salad. The soaked bread it calls for is called (by bakers in the know) altus. It is a slurry of stale bread and water you add to breads such as rye.