Eating history… (Or): Crabby bread!!!

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There is one thing you absolutely must do if you are ever in Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco… and that is… go to this place…

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Yeah, it has been a San Francisco tradition since the gold rush! And I wasn’t kidding in the title. When you eat their sourdough, you are eating history.

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That is because bread yeast is a living organism… and every time they make a new batch, they use some of the yeast from the last batch as a ‘starter’… and that means that every time you eat that bread, you are eating the ancestors of living things that were alive during the freekin’ gold rush of 1849. That’s before the American civil war, people.

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Also, the bakery is fun to visit…

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But there is one thing that makes them the most San Franciscolicious thing to do in the city…

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They take little, round loaves of sourdough, and fill them with clam chowder. If you eat that on Fisherman’s Wharf, you are experiencing the real San Francisco.

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Or, you could just tell everybody you ate a baby turtle.

 

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4 Responses to Eating history… (Or): Crabby bread!!!

  1. Al says:

    They are fantastic. The Art of Food for the Art of Bloggers.

  2. List of X says:

    I was going to get impressed by the 1849 yeast, but then I realized that pretty much anything we eat has had ancestors dating back three billion years.

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