Sumptuous Dining in Gaslight San Francisco

Sumptuous Dining in Gaslight San Francisco combined cookbook and history book captures the lost recipes, culinary secrets, flamboyant people, and fabled saloons and restaurants from the Golden Era. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 230 pages. 

Copyright: 1985 

Publisher: Doubleday 

Author: Frances DeTalavera and John P. Custis 

ISBN: 9780385192521

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Description: From the bawdy Barbary Coast to imperious Nob Hill, San Francisco has always projected a vitality and playfully corrupt character that are irresistible to all. And nowhere is this style more gloriously reflected than in the city's fabled cuisine. 

Filled with chauvinistic fun, mouth- watering recipes, and sprinkled with generous dashes of history, Sumptuous Dining in Gaslight San Francisco (1875-1915) explores the restaurants, personalities, and traditions that have made the Bay City one of the greatest gourmet centers in the world today. 

San Francisco's Golden Era of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries harbored a collection of legendary eateries, spreading a culinary cornucopia of varied tastes and backgrounds. Among them: Delmonico's (Fit for Kings of the Day and Queens of the Night), The Poodle Dog (the greatest French restaurant of its day), Tait-Zinkand's (Hearty Fare with a German Accent), Caesar's Bohemian (Where They Sang "Down Went McGinty"), Hang Far Low (in Chinatown, of course), and the Tadich Grill (still in business today). Also included are the unsurpassed deluxe hotels: the Palace, the Fairmont, and the St. Francis. 

And for a revel in gastronomic fantasy, try "The Ultimate Feast That Never Was," a tantalizing meal composed of the supreme menu selections of the city that "smells deliciously of money or Sauce Mornay!" 


Condition: Good condition. Back cover has a spot. Dust cover has some minor edge wear to the paper. 

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