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Old-school sourdough bread?

The state of Washington; that turned coffee into Starbucks, books into Amazon, and turned the Mac interface into Windows. Hate to be xenophobic, but Washingtonians should not pass judgment or attempt to make anything which is made better in the San Francisco Bay Area.

To quote George Costanza: "Seattle is the pesto of cities"

Jun 07, 2010
eurydike in San Francisco Bay Area

Old-school sourdough bread?

I remember all the sourdoughs from the early sixties on. There were distinctive differences in the taste of the different sours, and my favorite was the bread that Spengers brought to your table sliced with iced sweet butter.

Is Spengers still using the same supplier they had in the sixties (I haven't been t o Spengers in years). I remember thinking that Berkeley waterfront starter had to be the best. Nobody else ever compared to the sourdough served at those tables at Spengers in the sixties, that came with your cracked crab. That was old school, that was sou,r that was dark, and the crust could cut your gums.

Jun 07, 2010
eurydike in San Francisco Bay Area

Kurobuta Ham--Anyone Tried It?

I just had it today at the Hitachi lunchroom in San Jose, where I work as a Technical Writer, and I have to say, it is the most fantastic ham I have ever eaten in my life.

Tender to the point of melting in your mouth, sweet, fatty, but not excessively so. So subtle and fantastic. You have to mortgage your home just to try it.

Anthony Bourdain would be in heaven.

Dec 17, 2009
eurydike in General Topics