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A Taste of San Francisco is a small, illustrated cookbook featuring the traditional neighborhood dishes of San Francisco. Acting as both cookbook and guidebook, A Taste of San Francisco offers readers recipes for signature dishes celebrating the flavors of everyone’s favorite city by the Bay.
Exploring the sweet and savory dishes of San Francisco has never been easier. This exquisitely prepared guide through the numerous flavors of one of the most popular cities in America will take you on an unforgettable adventure with steep hills, exciting landmarks, and incredibly delicious foods from food trucks, restaurants, and the like.
Drinks 1. Irish Coffee 2. Mai Tai 3. Pisco Sour 4. Horchata 5. Agua Fresca: mango, watermelon, mango, Jamaica (hibiscus) 6. Backyard Meyer Lemonade
Appetizers & Small Bites 7. Bruschetta Duo: Fava Bean and Mint; Smashed Fig and Ricotta 8. Steamed Shrimp Dumplings 9. Ballpark Garlic Fries 10. Grilled Artichokes 11. Barbecued Oysters 12. California Snacking Plate
Soups, Salads & Sandwiches 13. Farmers Market Greens with Warm Goat Cheese 14. Autumn Salad with Persimmon, Pomegranate and Goat Cheese 15. Chowder in a Bread Bowl 16. Crab Louie 17. Tofu Banh Mi 18. Avocado Toast
Main Dishes 19. Carnitas Tacos 20. Cioppino 21. Dungeness Crab with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette 22. Chinese Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger and Garlic 23. Quinoa Kale Buddha Bowl with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing 24. Roast Chicken with Arugula Bread Salad 25. Joe’s Special 26. Petrale Sole Doré 27. Homemade Rice-a-Roni
Stephanie Rosenbaum is a longtime Bay Area food writer and cookbook author. Her books include World of Doughnuts (Egg & Dart Press, 2013); The Astrology Cookbook: A Cosmic Guide to Feasts of Love (Manic D Press, 2010); Fun Food: Kids in the Kitchen (Williams Sonoma, 2006); and Honey from Flower to Table (Chronicle Books, 2001).