For The Bread
Combine flour and salt and pour on a wooden board, making a well in the middle of dry mixture. Add starter and water into well. With hands, slowly incorporate liquid into dry mixture. After approximately one minute, add olives. Continue hand mixing until dough becomes smoother and elastic and olives are incorporated throughout. Now, knead dough by picking up one corner of the dough at a time and folding corner into center. Push center into table with heel of hand.
Continue kneading for 10 to 15 minutes, sprinkling the board with flour to avoid sticking. Roll into a ball and set aside in a covered bowl for 2 hours at 80 degrees. Then, punch down dough to release trapped gases. Let rise again for 2 hours at 80 degrees.
Shape dough into two loaves as desired and then let rise again until nearly double in volume (about 2 more hours). Bake in a 400-degree preheated oven on a pizza stone or in a clay baking cloche until bread is done and crusty on the outside (about 30 minutes depending on size). Allow time for bread to cool completely.
Whisk 1-1/4 cups bread flour and 1 cup water until the mixture is as smooth as pancake batter. In a nonmetallic container covered with cheesecloth near an open bowl of overripe red-wine grapes, keep starter at 70 to 80 degrees (room temperature) for three to five days, stirring twice a day until pungently fragrant.
To feed the starter, add 1-1/4 cups flour and 1 cup room-temperature water to starter. Whisk until smooth. It need not be lump-free. Place in a covered container at room temperature for 6 to 12 hours, until actively fermenting (as shown by active bubbles on the surface).For second feeding of starter, in a 4-quart mixing bowl, add to starter 2 cups room-temperature water and 2-1/2 cups white bread flour. Whisk. Again, mixture need not be lump-free. Cover bowl and ferment at room temperature for 12 hours, until actively fermenting. Reserve extra starter in refrigerator for future loaves.