Bohemian San Francisco

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(4 stars; 1 reviews)

While describing his dining experiences throughout "Bohemian San Francisco," Clarence Edwords paints an historic panorama of California cuisine with all its cosmopolitan influences. Best of all, he offers tantalizing recipes culled from conversations with the master chefs of 1914 in "The City by the Bay." (Summary by Denny) (4 hr 36 min)


Foreword, The Good Gray City, The Land of Bohemia/3 recipes 21:04 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
When the Gringo Came/recipe, Early Italian Impression 9:55 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Birth of the French Restaurant/2 recipes, At the Cliff House 13:56 Read by Sean McKinley
Some Italian Restaurants, Impress of Mexico/recipe 18:19 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
On the Barbary Coast, The City That Was Passes, Sang the Swan Song/recipe & poem 15:37 Read by Sandra in Wales, United Kingdom
Bohemia of the Present, As it is in Germany/recipe 14:47 Read by Scott Walter
In the Heart of Italy/3 recipes, A Breath of the Orient 13:12 Read by sebrazer
Artistic Japan, Old and New Palace/3 recipes 11:29 Read by sebrazer
At the Hotel St. Francis/2recipes, Amid the Bright Lights/recipe 7:31 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Around Little Italy/recipe 18:34 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Where Fish Come In, Fish in Their Variety/5 recipes 21:22 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Lobsters and Lobsters/recipe, King of Shell Fish/recipe, Lobster In Miniature/r… 9:16 Read by Kathleen Dang
Clams and Abalones/3 recipes, Where Fish Abound 11:05 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Some Food Variants/3 recipes, About Dining 24:35 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Something About Cooking, Told in A Whisper, Out of Nothing/recipe 18:41 Read by Kirsten Ferreri
Paste Makes Waist/recipe, Tips and Tipping, The Mythical Land 16:22 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)
Appendix: How to Serve Wines 5:47 Read by Scott Walter
Appendix: A Good Bohemian Dinner, Recipes/29 short recipes 25:19 Read by Cynthia Lyons (1946-2011)


Very interesting

(4 stars)

Reviews of restaurants in old San Francisco, after the great earthquake and fire, before WW1, over one hundred years ago. Lots of recipes included, each reastaurant's best. A lot of Italian places. Pretty short shrift to Chinatown, though. The author said that the Chinese tourist restaurants were too touristy, and the authentic places were too dirty. Multi-readers with the usual problems that may ensue, though most of the readers were very good.