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
This was recommended to me by a friend and is, indeed, an excellent volume of a series of cookbooks by The Chronicle. Read morePublished on May 27, 2011 by SewKap
I just recently, April 2010, got this wonderful book. After years of copying recipes from the Chronicle, and actually trying most of them, I bought this used book. Read morePublished on April 24, 2010 by P. Brown
This cookbook and volume II, are both excellent cookbooks. My girlfriend and I bust them out anytime we're having company, or if we just want something nice for ourselves. Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by Ian Thomas
Having lived in the Bay Area for 4 years, I became terribly attached to the SF Chronicle's stellar Food section. Read morePublished on January 16, 2002