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San Francisco Interest November/December 2013
Cooking and Culture
With the holidays speeding towards us, you may be thinking more than usual about delicious food, and we have a variety of new local interest cookbooks and food titles to inspire you.
Then after the meal(s), take a stroll along the Barbary Coast Trail or check out all of the SF exploration you can do through SF City Guides.
Cowgirl Creamery Cooks - Sue Conley, Peggy Smith and Hirsheimer & Hamilton
Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/30/2013
Share Cowgirl Creamery Cooks ISBN-13: 9781452111636
ISBN-10: 1452111634
Collecting the vast accumulated wisdom of two of the world's great cheesemakers, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks is one of those rare books that immediately asserts itself as an indispensible addition to the food lover's library. Includes a sumptuous collection of recipes, with 75 appetizers, soups, salads, snacks, entrees, and desserts that showcase cow-, goat-, and sheep-milk cheese.
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes - James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman, Tara Duggan, Clay McLachlan and Michelle Ott
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/09/2012
Share The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee%3a Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes ISBN-13: 9781607741183
ISBN-10: 1607741180
The owner and pastry chef of the Blue Bottle Coffee Company team up with a James Beard Award-winning food writer in a guide to selecting and brewing artisan coffees that includes coverage of how to use standard kitchen tools to make professional-tasting coffees and espressos and is complemented by recipes for coffee-inspired treats.
The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus - Bryant Terry
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/24/2012
Share The Inspired Vegan%3a Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus ISBN-13: 9780738213750
ISBN-10: 0738213756
In the spirit of jazz jam sessions and hip-hop ciphers, The Inspired Vegan presents a collage of food, stories, music, and art. Oakland chef Bryant shares his favorite preparation/cooking techniques and simple recipes--basics to help strengthen your foundation for home cooking and equip you with tools for culinary improvisation and kitchen creativity. He also invites you to his table to enjoy seasonal menus inspired by family memories, social movements, unsung radical heroes, and visions for the future.
In the Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf's Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits, and Other Meaty Goods - Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/17/2013
Share In the Charcuterie%3a The Fatted Calf ISBN-13: 9781607743439
ISBN-10: 1607743434
Shares illustrated, step-by-step instructions for a variety of smoked, cured, stuffed and other preserved meats as prepared by the husband-and-wife team behind San Francisco's Fatted Calf Charcuterie.
The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden - Alice Waters, Kelsie Kerr and Patricia Curtan
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Publishers
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/29/2013
Share The Art of Simple Food II%3a  Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden ISBN-13: 9780307718273
ISBN-10: 0307718271
A treasury of 300 seasonal recipes designed in support of the author's theories about local, sustainable foods shares advice on how to select ingredients at perimeter markets while enabling high-quality results in backyard and community gardens.
The New California Wine: A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste - Jon Bonne
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/05/2013
Share The New California Wine%3a  A Guide to the Producers and Wines Behind a Revolution in Taste ISBN-13: 9781607743002
ISBN-10: 1607743000
A comprehensive guide to the must-know wines and producers of California's "new generation," and the story of the iconoclastic young winemakers who have changed the face of California viniculture in recent years.
Inside the California Food Revolution : Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness - Joyce Goldstein and Dore Brown
Publisher: Univ of California Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 09/06/2013
Share Inside the California Food Revolution %3a Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness ISBN-13: 9780520268197
ISBN-10: 0520268199
In this authoritative and immensely readable insider's account, celebrated cookbook author and former chef Joyce Goldstein traces the development of California cuisine from its early years in the 1970s to the present, when farm-to-table, foraging, and fusion cuisine are part of the national vocabulary. Goldstein's interviews with almost two hundred chefs, purveyors, artisans, winemakers, and food writers bring to life an era when cooking was grounded in passion, bold innovation, and a dedication to "flavor first." The author shows how the counterculture movement in the West gave rise to a restaurant culture that was defined by open kitchens, women in leadership positions, and the presence of a surprising number of chefs and artisanal food producers who lacked formal training.
A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area - Anthony Ashbolt
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 07/30/2013
Share A Cultural History of the Radical Sixties in the San Francisco Bay Area ISBN-13: 9781848932326
ISBN-10: 1848932324
The San Francisco Bay Area was a meeting point for radical politics and counterculture in the 1960s. But until now there has been little understanding of what made political culture in this area unique. This work explores the development of a regional culture of radicalism in the Bay Area, one that underpinned both political protest and the counterculture. Ashbolt argues that geography played a key role the development of radicalism in the region. His study makes an important contribution to the history of radical politics and offers a new way of looking at America in this period.
Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail - Daniel Bacon and Yongki Yoon
Publisher: Quicksilver Pr
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 06/01/1997
Share Walking San Francisco on the Barbary Coast Trail ISBN-13: 9780964680418
ISBN-10: 0964680416
Lace up your waking shoes or settle into your favorite reading chair for an unforgettable adventure through San Fancisco past and present. From the Gold Rush to the Beat Renaissance, the Barbary Coast Trail winds it sway through time
Historic Maps and Views of San Francisco  - Granger Collection and Donald Dewey
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 10/09/2012
Share Historic Maps and Views of San Francisco ISBN-13: 9781579129187
ISBN-10: 1579129188
These stunning images from The Granger Collection showcase San Francisco when it was still known as Yerba Buena, maps and aerial views of the expansion after the Gold Rush, a turn-of-the century photo of Chinatown at midnight, and the Tower of Jewels at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915. Each image's original printing information is provided, as well as additional information that places it in historic context and further illuminates its qualities. Each image is exquisitely reproduced to show off its color and detail
Saturday, Nov 2, 2-4pm
Visitacion Valley Branch
Make a Quilt Square: Building Community Block by Block
Show what living in Visitacion Valley means to you by creating a 10 x 10 square to incorporate into our community quilt. Bring a picture of your favorite spot and learn to make a quilt square around it. No sewing experience necessary. Children are welcome with an adult. Co-sponsored by Quiltworks, a local nonprofit quilting studio. For more info, contact Shawna at
Monday, Nov 4, 7-8pm
Mission Branch Library
Your Life, Your City: A Creative Writing Workshop
Explore and write about your daily life in an urban environment. Pireeni Sundaralingam will engage the group with a range of different exercises for boosting both observational skills and creative writing. Also Tuesday 11/19 at Richmond and Monday 11/25 at Sunset
Wed, Nov 6, 6-7pm
Glen Park Branch
History of Glen Canyon: Part 2 of 2
Glen Canyon,located in the heart of the City and County of San Francisco, is 70 acres of what appears to be virgin open space. However, the wilderness setting we enjoy today is actually the result of centuries of land use and development. This program will review the history of the Mission Park and Zoological Gardens in Glen Canyon, as well as other activities into the mid-20th century.
Sat, Nov 16, 12-2pm
Main Library, African-American Center
High Times in San Francisco African Americans in San Francisco, 1960-1990
Participate in scholarly research of African Americans in San Francisco by helping identify and catalog several collections of photographs covering the neighborhoods of the Western Addition, and Bayview/Hunters Point. These photos provide a unique glimpse of black San Francisco in the period before the events of Jonestown/People's Temple and the crack and AIDS epidemics.
Wed, Nov 20, 7pm
Sunset Branch Library
Landmarks of San Francisco
Catherine Accardi, a local historian, author and native San Franciscan, presents historic images from her new book San Francisco Landmarks.

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