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San Francisco Chronicle food editor Michael Bauer and Chronicle copy editor Fran Irwin combed through ten years of the newspaper's weekly food section and compiled 350 of its finest recipes for The San Francisco Chronicle Cookbook. The recipes represent the diversity and innovation of Northern California cooking by such Bay Area culinary heavyweights as Paul Bertolli of Oliveto and Nancy Oakes of Boulevard.



Choosing the best recipes ever published in the San Francisco Chronicle's weekly food section must be like selecting jewelry at Tiffany's: It's difficult to make many mistakes. For this cookbook, the editors draw on some of San Francisco's reigning restaurant chefs and numerous proficient, local food writers.

Experts on the cuisines of Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Americas contribued recipes that attest to a multicultural San Francisco, where walking a few city blocks can mean traveling thousands of culinary miles. I tested more than a quarter of the 350 dishes printed and found almost all of those worth making again and again. Many are quick and simple, but most require at least an hour in the kitchen and some cooking know-how.

I only wish this cookbook had photographs, because choosing the best recipes without visual clues is like shoping at Tiffany's in the dark.



These 325 recipes reflect the finest cooking in Northern California, collected by the San Francisco Chronicle's food section, the most innovative in America. Praise from Marion Cunningham

Choosing the best recipes ever published in the San Francisco Chronicle's weekly food section must be like selecting jewelry at Tiffany's: It's difficult to make many mistakes. Appelation

About the Author

Michael Bauer has been a food journalist for more than 15 years and has been the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle food section for 10 years.

Fran Irwin has worked for the San Francisco Chronicle since 1977 and is an editor in the food section.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; (2nd printing) edition (February 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811814459
  • ISBN-13: 978-0811814454
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #497,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I just recently, April 2010, got this wonderful book.
P. Brown
My girlfriend and I bust them out anytime we're having company, or if we just want something nice for ourselves.
Ian Thomas
You can leave out the nuts and the cookies are still rich.
Leslie the Red

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By k on May 3, 2002
Format: Paperback
A woman I gave a hand to gave me this book as a thank you because she knew I was homesick for San Francisco food living in Louisiana, land of fried. It was the best gift. The recipes in this book contain the diverse soul of San Francisco. My favorites are the Tamale Pie, the Chicken in Spice Laden Coconut Sauce, and the Chicken Lime Soup-but everything I have tried has been good. The cookie section in particular is amazing. If like I was you are home sick for The City, or if you just want a reliable source of creative and tasty recipes, this book is well worth buying, and will become one of the dog-eared favorites.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Ciara McSorley on November 28, 2000
Format: Paperback
My American flatmate gave me this cookbook after I continually used her copy. I've never tried a bad recipe in this book and I've frequently been begged to pass several of the recipes on (particularly the Banana Choc Chip Bread, the Cafe Beaujolias Coffee Cake and the Chicken Quarters in Chermoula!). Highly recommended!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Leslie the Red on October 30, 2007
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've had this book for about five years, and it's my favorite. If I had to give away all my cookbooks and keep only one, this would be it. I have no ties to San Francisco -- it's just an excellent cookbook. Here are my recs:

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Santa Fe Green Chili Sauce
page 221
*Quick, easy, and delicious. Canned chopped green chilies are excellent in this dish, so no need to chop fresh chilies.
*The sauce is good on pasta-- a side dish to go with the chicken.
*Try the Oven-Fried Sweet Potatoes on page 172. The flavors are wonderful together.

Moroccan Chicken with Olives and Lemons
page 224
* A show stopper, and easy.
*One small lemon is enough. Otherwise, it's too puckery.
* The breasts always turn out a bit dry, so go heavy on the dark meat.
* Make some rice to go with it. The sauce is brilliant on rice.

Chicken Quarters in Chermoula
page 225
* Great flavors.
* It makes a broth more than a "sauce."

Sapghetti alla Puttansesca
page 80
* Excellent. Note: It seems a whole pound of noodles is a little more than you might need for the sauce this makes. But it's almost a perfect fit.
* We used only 2 anchovy fillets, which seemed like a good compromise.

Theater Steak
page 180
* Use filet mignion. With other cuts of steak, it's too chewy.
* DO fry the bread. It makes a difference.

Butter-Steamed Salmon with Mint Vinaigrette
page 254
* I've never enjoyed salmon more (says a non-salmon fan)

French Toast with Orange and Triple Sec
page 272
* Big success, esp.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Poe on February 7, 1999
Format: Paperback
This was a great cookbook with a lot of good recipes from the S.F. Chronicle. The Hispanic meatloaf is delicious! For those of you who aren't lucky enough to get the Chronicle's Wednesday food sections, the Chronicle has a great variety of delicious recipes. Some of the recipes are time consuming, though.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Karen Tingey on October 4, 2005
Format: Paperback
This cookbook has recipes from many different Bay Area sources. So far, everything I've tried has been great. I've made a variation of the Chocolate Buttermilk cake (one layer I skipped the chocolate and added orange instead) for my son's birthdays. There's a chicken dish with lemon and mint that's very nice, and of course all the pasta dishes by Janet Fletcher are exceptional - but I already have her cookbooks separately. Last week I made the Milanese Braised Pork - very simple, with very few ingredients, but quite delicious and tender.
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