bread http://kalw.org en The sour truth behind San Francisco food myths http://kalw.org/post/sour-truth-behind-san-francisco-food-myths <p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Our part of the world is famous, or maybe infamous, for its interest in food and how it’s grown. We’re also known for local specialties ranging from sourdough bread to the super burrito. Author Erica J. </span><a href="http://www.chonc.com/3.html" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">Peters</span></a><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"> of Mountain View explains the history of several “signature dishes” in her book </span><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">San Francisco, </span><a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17887486-san-francisco" style="text-decoration:none;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#0000ff;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:underline;vertical-align:baseline;">A Food Biography</span></a><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:italic;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The book highlights a number of Gold Rush-era specialties. Two of note are the Hangtown Fry, and sourdough bread. </span> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 01:16:21 +0000 Steven Short 36927 at http://kalw.org The sour truth behind San Francisco food myths Hear Here: Ryan Lee's love affair with bread http://kalw.org/post/hear-here-ryan-lees-love-affair-bread <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Francisco is well known for its bread, especially its sourdough, which gets its flavor from a special kind of bacteria in the air here. Combine that with some yeast, flour, and water, let it rise and bake it and you’ll get a uniquely San Franciscan loaf. But it’s not that easy, as the subject of our next story can attest to. He’s been trying to master the art of sourdough since he got his first baking job in the city just over a year ago.</span></p><p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:48:10 +0000 Erica Mu 30287 at http://kalw.org Hear Here: Ryan Lee's love affair with bread