San Francisco Treats

Today is the anniversary of two of San Francisco’s proudest legacies;  The Sierra Club and the Golden Gate Bridge.  John Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892; the bridge was inaugurated by FDR in 1937.

To celebrate, try Bagna Cauda (a specialty of Piedmont that translates literally “hot bath”).  This recipe is from San Francisco’s The Stinking Rose restaurant where they proudly proclaim “we season our garlic with food.”  The restaurant is gimmicky but the food is surprisingly good.

Bagna Cauda
1 1/2 c. peeled garlic cloves
2 oz. butter
1 2 oz can of anchovies
Olive Oil to Cover

Please all the ingredients in a casserole dish, cover and bake at 275 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.  Serve warm with sourdough bread and/or vegetables.

Note:  The original recipe calls for 1 1/2 c. of olive oil.  I think this is too much but feel free to add more.


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