Great Food Finds San Francisco: Delicious Food from the City's Top Eateries

Great Food Finds San Francisco: Delicious Food from the City's Top Eateries


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Food, cooking, and restaurants reflect the spirit of San Francisco, the people who live there, and their many cultures and cuisines. Culinary traditions are firm here, but there is a dynamic food/dining evolution taking place-from the finest white table cloth restaurants to homey mom-and-pop cafes and chic new eateries. Great Food Finds San Francisco features recipes for the home cook from some of the city's most celebrated eateries alongside beautiful photography.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493028139
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2018
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,262,640
Product dimensions: 6.98(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Carolyn Jung an award-winning food and wine writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the recipient of a James Beard Award for feature writing about restaurants/chefs, a Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism award of excellence for diversity writing, an award from the American Association of Sunday and Features Editors, and numerous first-place honors from the Association of Food Journalists, and the Peninsula Press Club. In 2015, she was named an IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) finalist for “narrative food writing.” She has judged a bevy of food contests, including the biggie of them all, the Pillsbury Bake-Off.
For eleven years, she was the food writer/editor for the San Jose Mercury News. She also was a contributor to the “Good Living” section of Gourmet magazine, and to the book, The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco and the Bay Area.
Currently, she is a freelance food writer. Her work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco magazine, Silicon Valley magazine, Eating Well, Coastal Living, Food Arts, Wine Spectator, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Plate magazine, and other publications, including the online site, Tasting Table San Francisco. Her first cookbook, San Francisco Chef’s Table, debuted in winter 2013.
In 2008, she created, a food and wine blog that features interviews with celebrated chefs, reviews of intriguing cookbooks and products, the scoop on new restaurants, irresistible recipes, and her singular take on how food touches every aspect of our lives. In 2009, her blog was awarded second place for “Best Food Blog” in the nation by the Association of Food Journalists.

Craig Lee is an award-winning photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has worked for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. His award-winning work earned Craig recognition from the National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year, the Bay Area Press Photographers Association, and the Association of Food Journalists. While at the San Francisco Chronicle he was the photographer for the book The Working Cook and his work contributed to the Food and Wine section was recognized as the best in the nation in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2011 by the James Beard Foundation. He continues to contribute as a freelance photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle and other publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Sunset Magazine, and San Francisco Magazine. Explore more of his work at

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

1300 on Fillmore 1

Barbecue Shrimp 'n' Grits

Absinthe Brasserie & Bar 3

Black Garlic & Sourdough-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Roasted Pine Nut Relish

Acquerello 9

Wild Rhode Island Fluke, Osetra Caviar, Bergamot & Mint

All Spice 13

Roasted Lamb Loin with Olive & Smoky Eggplant Yogurt Terrine

Amber India Restaurant 19

Tandoori Chicken

Stuffed Portobello with Asparagus Paneer Bhurjee (Bhara Jungli Khumb)

Bix 23

Gin-Cured McFarland Springs Trout with Potato Pancakes, Sugar Snaps & Yuzu Marmalade

Bix Gin Martini

Calafia Cafe & Market A-Go-Go 27

Duck Dumplings

Calafia Lacquered Short Ribs with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes & Creamed Kale

Camino 33

Grilled California White Sea Bass with Cucumbers, Anise Hyssop, Chrysanthemum & Chiles

Central Kitchen 36

Spring Vegetables with Rye Crumble, Goat's Milk Curds & Whey

Comal 40

Beer-Marinated Came Asada with Nopales & Chipotle Salsa

Coqueta 44

Dungeness Crab with Citrus Salad

Cotogna 48

Acquerello Carnaroli Risotto with Tomato, Zucchini & Their Blossoms

Craftsman and Wolves 54

Thai Mango Scones

Delfina Restaurant 58

Baked Ricotta with Zucchini Napoletana

Duende 63

Fideua with Liberty Duck, Wild Nettles & Aged Balsamico

Foreign Cinema 67

Champagne Omelet with Raclette, Morels, Tarragon, & Crème Fraiche

Orecchlette with Chanterelles, Spinach, Walnuts, Shallots & Crème Fraiche

Frances 73

Grandma Frankie's Peanut Brittle

Gather 76

Strawberry Kumquat Salad with Fava Shoots, Almonds & Vanilla Salt

Greens 81

Grilled Green Gulch Potatoes on Rosemary Skewers

Hopscotch 83

Beef Tataki Salad

Kokkari Estiatorio 87

Bourdeto from Corfu

La Folie 90

Cherry Panna Cotta

Cherry & Pistachio Biscotti

Michael Mina 93

Schmitz Ranch Prime Steak Tartare with Marin Radish & Crispy Potato Cake

M.Y. China 97

Crispy Noodles with X.O. Chicken & Bok Choy

Namu Gaji 100

Onion Pickles

Mushroom Terrine

Nopalito 105

Ensalada de Nopales

Oliveto Restaurant & Cafe 107

Tajarin with Ragù of Porcini Mushrooms

Hazelnut Semifreddo

One Market 114

Braised Lamb Ragout with Sheep's Milk Ricotta Ravioli

Bradley's Butterscotch Pudding

Parallel 37 120

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Duck Confit & Tofu Dressing

Rhubarb Jam, Cold Broth, Green Tea Ice Cream & Toasted Pistachios

Pig 'n' Boots

Perbacco Ristorante & Bar 126

Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Porcini Mushrooms & Apples

Brown Butter & Sage Potato Puree

Buttermilk Cake with Honey Caramel

Pica Pica Arepa Kitchen 133

Chupe (Andean Chicken & Vegetable Soup)

Reina Pepeada (Avocado-Chicken Salad Filling)


Piperade 139

Roasted Pacific Albacore in Bacon with Green Pepper & Sherry Compote

Prospect 142

Chocolate Mudslide Cookies

Rich Table 145

Mint Chocolate Sablé with Mint Chocolate Cream & Iced Milk

Spice Kit 150

Spice Kit Breakfast Rice Bowl

SPQR 154

"Baccalà" Artichoke Mustard, Radish, Ice Plant & Pike Roe

Spruce 159

Fig-Leaf-Wrapped Pacific Salmon, Sweet Corn Fondue, Summer Salad & Sauce Vierge

State Bird Provisions 164

Glazed Pork Ribs with Scallions & Togarashi

Chocolate Mint Granita with Honey Crème Fraiche

Swan Oyster Depot 170

Calamari Salad

Town Hall 174

Town Hall's Jerk Chicken

Max's Mac & Cheese with Bacon & Broccoli

Waterbar 179

Grilled Monterey Squid with Italian Butter Beans, Chorizo & Basil Pesto

Coconut Tapioca Bruiée

Index 185

Acknowledgments 189

About The Photographer 191

About The Author 192

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