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Historical Cookery

  1. Historical Cookery
    Check Out a Vintage Thanksgiving Menu From Alcatraz, ca. 1927It was a military prison back then, and this was a dinner for officers.
  2. Historical Cookery
    Auguste Escoffier: Master Chef, Pretty Good CrookHe and his partner in crime, hotelier César Ritz, once stole a bunch of expensive wine from the Savoy Hotel, and took kickbacks from vendors.
  3. Historical Cookery
    San Francisco Introduced America to the BurritoThe proprietor of El Faro at 20th and Folsom is credited with creating the super burrito, and introducing the world to the Mission-style burrito.
  4. Historical Cookery
    Even in the Fifties, San Francisco Was a Food-Lover’s ParadiseA quote from ‘On the Road’ by Jack Kerouac.
  5. O Come Let Us Adore Him
    Who’s the World’s Most Influential Chef? David Kinch Says MichelThe esteemed French chef invented the molten chocolate cake, and influenced most of the Spanish vanguard, who in turn have influenced everyone else.
  6. Historical Cookery
    Final Lunch Menu From the Titanic to Fetch $150,000 or More at AuctionThe menu was saved by the wife of a prominent San Francisco banker.
  7. Historical Cookery
    Of Pig Wombs, Dormice, and Other Historic Proteins Being Used to Tempt JadedAs the ‘Journal’ notes today, mining historical cookbooks is all the rage.
  8. Lists
    Rounding Up the Bay Area’s Oldest RestaurantsOn the occasion of the centennial of the Hotel Mac in Richmond, we fill out a list of the oldest eateries.
  9. Local Legends
    Looking Back on the Last Generation of Great S.F. RestaurantsBauer formalizes his roundup of influential S.F. restaurants of yore in a Sunday feature.
  10. Historical Cookery
    Menus From the Vault: L’Avenue, Circa 1989See a vintage menu, courtesy of Nancy Oakes.
  11. Historical Cookery
    A Message From the Year 1980 About California Food Trends, Via Ruth Reichl“Suddenly you can’t walk down the street without bumping into cheese stores that stock eight kinds of blue cheese and ten varieties of chèvre.”
  12. Historical Cookery
    Scott Howard Out as Consulting Chef at Five as Hotel Shattuck Rings In 100 YearsAlso, we have a 1917 menu from the place when dinner cost a dollar.
  13. Funnies
    Barbra Streisand: Chinese-Restaurant WorkerBack in Brooklyn, she was the cashier at Choy’s Orient.
  14. Historical Cookery
    And Now For a Glimpse Into S.F.’s Food HistorySee our slideshow, culled from the Chron, with photos from a new exhibit on restaurants at the public library.
  15. Video Feed
    The Messy, Imperfect Days of Early Cooking ShowsWe’re loving the nostalgia, and the anachronisms, on these early episodes of Julia Child.