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The Resource San Francisco : a food biography, Erica J. Peters

San Francisco : a food biography, Erica J. Peters

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San Francisco : a food biography
Title
San Francisco
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a food biography
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Erica J. Peters
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eng
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  • Part of the Big City Food Biography series, this book examines all that is unique about San Francisco through the development of its renowned cuisine. Beginning with customs of San Francisco's earliest Native American residents whose migratory lifestyle enabled them to sample all existing plant and animal life, Peters tours the Northern Californian food scene through the ages, discussing the influence of immigrant groups as they populate the city. The book examines the contributions of the Chinese, Italians, French, Latin American populations as well as the influence of the bohemian culture. Among the notable individuals, Peters discusses Mary Ellen Pleasant, a black woman who arrived in the early years of the Gold Rush and became one of the first entrepreneurs in the food industry, and Auguste Marinoux and Andre Benadou, who are credited with opening the city's first French restaurant back in 1849. Peters's clear and engaging style of writing eases readers through the evolution of farmer's markets to the rise of the corner grocery store and eventually the prevailing supermarkets. A section on famous restaurants and signature dishes completes this comprehensive work. Photos. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed October 21, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 42, p)
  • Perched on the edge of a continent with connections east and west, San Francisco is both grittily genuine and breezily cosmopolitan. Food historian Peters examines how the diverse factors of geography and culture formed the city's foodways and in turn how the food culture of San Francisco influenced the world. Blessed with abundant natural resources and an excellent climate, the City by the Bay has seen both boom and bust. Well-documented chapters consider foods, the impact of immigrants on cuisine, signature restaurants and/or dishes, and other unique aspects of the city's culinary history, covering topics from the earliest Native American inhabitants through the modern city's rough-and-tumble beginnings in the Gold Rush days and its history as a sort of ground zero for counterculture. VERDICT Scholarly yet readable, this aptly titled "food biography" of the city traces the development of its restaurants and food culture, reflecting its complex fabric of customs and ethnicities.— Courtney Greene, Indiana Univ. Libs., Bloomington --Courtney Greene (Reviewed November 1, 2013) (Library Journal, vol 138, issue 20, p113)
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10234095
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Peters, Erica J
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394.1/209794/6
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Big city food biographies series
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  • Food
  • Food habits
  • Food industry and trade
  • Cooking, American
  • Agriculture
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a food biography
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San Francisco : a food biography, Erica J. Peters
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
995403
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780759121515
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(hbk.)
Lccn
2013018090
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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(Sirsi) i9780759121515
Label
San Francisco : a food biography, Erica J. Peters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
995403
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780759121515
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013018090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780759121515

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