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April 2, 2020

Experience San Francisco's Culinary Treasures At Home

So, you suddenly have the time to master your skills in the kitchen, do you? You'll find no better inspiration than the chefs, bartenders, and culinary pioneers of San Francisco. Learn about out trendsetting talent, their favorite recipes, and—if you happen to be a local—how you can support and enjoy their business while doing your part to #flattenthecurve.

Meet These San Francisco Chefs

San Francisco has been a driving force in global culinary innovation for decades, and that's because of the incredibly talented chefs that the city attracts. We've been lucky enough to get to know quite a few of them. Explore our video library to hear from these top culinary creators. Learn how they developed their craft and discover what they love about the City by the Bay.

Where the Chefs Go

Already dreaming about which neighborhoods of San Francisco to visit on your next trip? We know the feeling. A few of our chef friends told us what they love about the neighborhoods where they serve up their specialties. Find out what Dominique CrennCorey LeeStuart Brioza and Nicole KrasinskiHeena Patel, and Evan and Sarah Rich treasure about their corners of San Francisco.

San Francisco Cookbooks

You might be home, but you can still learn from some of San Francisco's top chefs. Whip up Rich Table's most desired dishes courtesy of Evan and Sarah's recipes. Stuart and Nicole have put some of State Bird Provision's most in-demand delicacies into their cookbook. To bring Michelin-starred excellence to the table, grab Charles Phan's "The Slanted Door," named after his famous Ferry Building restaurant. If you want to put that pasta maker to some good use (finally!), follow the instructions of chef Thomas McNaughton in "Flour + Water: Pasta"

Bring one of San Francisco's most famous culinary traditions home with “We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream". La Cocina helps chefs from immigrant backgrounds and communities of color launch their businesses. The cookbook features cuisines from 17 countries and tells the stories of more than 40 people behind the delicious recipes.

For authentic Jewish cuisine, get a copy of "Eat Something", the official cookbook of Wise Sons Delicatessen. Full of tasty recipes and wry humor, this book will have you cooking so well you'd make your Bubbie proud.

Put on your favorite black-and-white movie while you create a meal from Foreign Cinema's cookbook. You'll feel like you're right there at this famous Mission District mainstay. 

Vegans and vegetarians will delight in chef Annie Somerville's creations from Greens. Tacos are as much fun to make with your family as they are to eat, so why not try some recipes from Tacolicious? Lastly, if you want to attempt some of San Francisco's most famous meals, get "The Zuni Cafe Cookbook". 

These books can be found on Amazon or Indiebound

Dine In with San Francisco's Best

If you're local and looking to treat yourself, there are plenty of San Francisco restaurants that are offering delivery and take-out service while social distancing measures continue. A list of options can be found here, along with some other fun activities to do while you #flattenthecurve. If liquid courage is more of what you're after, there are a number of San Francisco restaurants, bars, and breweries that are delivering their cocktails and beers now, thanks to some relaxed regulations. Balboa CafePalm House, and Magnolia Brewing are among the participants.   

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