Sumptuous Dining In Gaslight San Francisco 1875-1915
Written by Frances de Talavera Berger and John Parke Custis. Published by Doubleday, Garden City, NY, 1985. First Edition. Hard copy with pictorial dust jacket.
A fascinating history of San Francisco dining. Lost recipes & culinary secrets from fables restaurants in San Francisco's Victorian era. Includes a section on the Lucullan Hotels (Palace, Fairmont, St. Francis). All of the classic restaurants are featured as well as chefs (both men and women), purveyors and plenty of recipes.
Former library copy. 230 pages. Great read!