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San Francisco Flavors: Favorite Recipes From The Junior League Of San Francisco

Enjoy a little bit of San Francisco wherever you live. Following on the runaway success of their previous two recipe collections, the Junior League of San Francisco is back with San Francisco Flavors, an all-new cookbook of Junior League favorites. Packed with tips from San Francisco's most celebrated chefs and sommeliers, San Francisco Flavors captures all the excitement of eating around the Bay Area. From appetizers to entrees to brunch and dessert, here are classics updated with a San Francisco twist, as well as sophisticated contemporary creations, and a wide range of recipes influenced by San Francisco's vibrant ethnic communities. With an introduction by Alice Waters of the legendary Chez Panisse restaurant, this beautifully photographed book evokes the vitality of this endlessly diverse and food-loving city. THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF SAN FRANCISCO is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, supporting families, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. All of the proceeds from this book go to support this charitable work.

Hardcover: 320 pages

Publisher: Chronicle Books; First Edition edition (July 1, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0811823423

ISBN-13: 978-0811823425

Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 1 x 10.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #135,813 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #25 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International > U.S. Regional > West #13903 in Books > Teens

These recipes are for elegant, delicious dishes to serve your friends and family. They all reflect the ethnic and culinary influences that make up California cuisine, including tips from such people as Arnold Wong and Alice Waters. All of the food is fancy, but not everything is complicated: the Cambazola Apricots are an easy-to-make appetizer, while the Blueberry French Toast can be whipped up the night before for brunch. This is a must-own for anyone who loves food or who loves San Francisco.

This is not your average Junior League Cookbook! This cookbook is a wonderful culinary treat. The recipes celebrate the tastes of San Francisco and the Bay Area. From the appetizers through desserts you will find exciting recipes such as Chilled Avocado-Cilantro Soup, Lemon Pepper Duck with Red Wine Sauce, Wild Mushroom and Potato Lasagna, and Crustless Santa Rosa Plum and Almond Tart. The book also contains updated recipes for such classics as Roasted Dungeness Crab with Fresh Herbs and Garlic, California Minestrone with Olives, and old fashioned Chocolate Fudge Cake. Recipes are easy to understand and many contain helpful tips from such renowned chefs as Reed Hearon of Rose Pistola and Black Cat, Thomas Keller of The French Laundry, and Flo Braker. Alice Waters of Chez Panisse has contributed her comments in the book's foreword. There is something for everyone in this book! The Junior League of San Francisco has out done themselves with their new book!

I've had this book for over 2 years and have loved every recipe I've made from it, many of which have become standards in our house. Try the delicious and easy apple cake with hot caramel sauce, the chicken breasts with wild mushrooms and balsamic vinegar and the awesome chicken pot pie with sage biscuit topping. Easy to follow directions and nice tips from the chefs who submitted the recipes.

I am loving this book already. Yummy and easy! The seafood is very good; but I'm not sure anything could beat the desserts. Also, it must be mentioned that the book itself is really lovely.

I concur with the other reviews on this site. This is my favorite cookbook, and I have quite a collection. The recipes are well-written, good cooking and preparation techniques are given in conjunction with the recipes, and the results always earn me kudos! Can't ask for too much more.I have given this cookbook as a gift several times and have recommended it to my friends who love to cook.

Other reviewers have already been descriptive. My opinion...the food is delicious. It is also what I call "clean" and "architectural" isn't covered with gloppy sauces. It is arranged on the plate clearly and attractively. We "eat" with our eyes and nose before our taste buds. You will be happy to have it in your library AND your purchase is supporting a good cause...a win/win situation. Rare in this era!

Get ready for some excellent recipes, most all are company worthy. I only say "most all" because I haven't made them all. Junior League books always become my favorites and this one will definietly not disappoint.

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