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San Francisco Seafood: Savory Recipes from Everybody's Favorite Seafood City
     

San Francisco Seafood: Savory Recipes from Everybody's Favorite Seafood City

by Anna Michele Jordan
 

With water on three sides and a historical wharf that is one of America's premier vacation destinations, San Francisco is a sealover's paradise. Generations of Italian and Chinese immigrants built the city's fishing industry, leaving their mark on places like Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, and Chinatown, and making the city home to some of the best seafood

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With water on three sides and a historical wharf that is one of America's premier vacation destinations, San Francisco is a sealover's paradise. Generations of Italian and Chinese immigrants built the city's fishing industry, leaving their mark on places like Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, and Chinatown, and making the city home to some of the best seafood restaurants in the world. SAN FRANCISCO SEAFOOD reels in over 100 recipes from 30 of the city's elite eateries, from chic Farallon to the classic Tadich Grill and the celebrated Aqua. The result is a captivating portrait of San Francisco culture, past and present, and a delightful collection of elegant, easy-to-prepare recipes.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The prolific Jordan (The Good Cook's Book of Oil & Vinegar; California Home Cooking, etc.) shares a bit of the Bay Area's prodigious seafood and cultural wealth in her new collection of contemporary recipes from some of the most popular restaurants and chefs that she knows from her years as a food writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. Departing from her previous books, which included her own recipes, here Jordan features a handful of recipes from 31 popular eateries. Her personal affection for the restaurants and chefs she includes is infectious. To highlight San Francisco's seafood specialties, Jordan waxes rhapsodic over such rare dishes as the opulent Skate Wings with Artichoke Salad and Caper-Lemon Brown Butter, from Charles Nob Hill, and saut ed John Dory with Braised Leeks, Wild Mushrooms and Artichokes, from Fringale. Rich and cosmopolitan in style, the book includes the classic Slow Club's Sea Bass with Apples, Currants and Warm Fris e Salad, the Asian-influenced Carpaccio of Bluefin Tuna with Shiitake and Haricot Vert Salad from MC2, Latin-style Black Cod with Roasted Potatoes, Sweet Onions, Pisco Sauce and Pumpkin Seed Gremolata from Che, Spanish-flavored Fresh Dungeness Crab with Sofrito from Pintxos and a heavenly Savory Black Mussel Souffl from Aqua. While there are no inspirational photographs, Jordan has chosen a humbler, more affordable approach by using simple illustrations and by writing with a careful awareness of the home-cook's kitchen and equipment limitations. Agent, Amy Rennert. (Jan.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
While residents of Boston and Seattle may have a different choice for "everybody's favorite seafood city," Pacific fish and shellfish and Fisherman's Wharf are an essential aspect of San Francisco's appeal. Jordan, the prolific author of a dozen other cookbooks, presents recipes from 30 of the city's top restaurants, many of which, like Aqua, specialize in seafood, while others, such as Stars, feature delectable fish dishes on a more wide-ranging menu. The recipes tend to be on the complicated side, but Jordan offers ideas for substitutions and helpful shortcuts when possible. For area libraries and most other collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580082167
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.72(d)

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