The Definitive History of San Francisco Sourdough Bread

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Boudin at Fisherman's Wharf

In the early years of mining mayhem, bakers in San Francisco were perplexed. After biting into their newly baked bread, they found that recipes they had been making in the France had turned sour. Yet, they realized that they liked how the bread tasted – they had struck culinary gold of sorts. Thus, the name of the bread became sourdough.

Bread was so important to the miners that on cold nights they would cuddle with their yeast starter to keep it warm – so it wouldn’t die. These intelligent miners became known as “sourdoughs.”

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Essential San Francisco Old School Places to Drink

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Ready to take a trip to the past? Experience old school San Francisco in these iconic and themed establishments. Here are a few local favorites that will have you brushing the dust off those San Francisco history books.

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San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau presents Silver Cable Car Award to Fisherman’s Wharf

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The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau will present the Silver Cable Car Award to Fisherman’s Wharf at its 99th Annual Luncheon Meeting, today, at 11 a.m. at Moscone West in San Francisco.

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Photo Vantage Points

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Views of San Francisco

San Francisco’s best angle is often through a single lens reflex camera or a digital viewfinder. Photogenic with startling contrasts of new and old, land and sea, the City has been a popular subject even from the early days when English-born photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured some of her famous curves and inclines.

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