Op-ed at the bottom of the page.
DALMATIAN FOOD POPULAR IN MODERN SAN FRANCISCO
In February 1929, Sunset Magazine adopted the editorial policy that still
guides it: a magazine of Western living for people who live in the West.
Over the years, the recipes that have appeared in its pages have become a history
of Western tastes.
Such factors as climate, geography, and ethnic mixtures have shaped its
regional life style. Informality and a willingness to experiment are a large
part of everyday experiences in the West.
They first presented San Francisco's famous Cioppino in 1941, crediting its
invention to San Francisco fishermen from the Dalmatian Coast (Croatia)
Dungeness crab is the star of this robust shellfish stew; clams and shrimp
add their flavors, too.
It's traditional to sop up the thick tomato and garlic sauce with lots of
extra-sour sourdough bread.
San Francisco Style Cioppino
1/4 cup olive oil or salad oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
1 large green bell pepper, stemmed,seeded, and chopped
2/3 cup chopped parsley
1 can 15oz tomato sauce
1 can 28oz tomatoes
1 cup dry red or white wine
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon dry basil
1/2 teaspoon dry oregano leaves
12 clams in shell, suitable for steaming, scrubbed
1 pound large shrimp (about 30 per lb), shelled and deveined
2 ive or cooked large Dungeness crab (about2lb each)
,cleaned and cracked
In a 6-8 quart pan over medium heat, combine oil, onion, garlic, bell
pepper, and parsley; cook, stirring often, until onion is soft. Stir in tomato
sauce, tomatoes (break up with a spoon) and their liquid, wine, bay leaf, basil,
and oregano. Cover and simmer until slighly thickened, about 20 minutes.
To broth, add clams, shrimp, and crab. Cover and simmer gently until clams
pop open and shrimp turn pink, about 20 minutes longer.
Ladle hot broth and some of each shellfish into large soup bowls or soup plates.
Makes 6 servings.
Please write to Sally and ask her to put Croatian Cuisine as a part of Ethnic Cuisine. First address is a sample
for the German Cuisine at her site and the second address is an Ethnic Cuisine Page. There are many more sites that need such attention. If there is a site that reflects on Croatian Cuisine, that should be presented as a possibility. People will use the info if it is ready to go. National cuisine is part of a culture's identity.
There we go, I found it on a Croatia.net. That is the third address. Use that as a sample and compliment them.
On http://www.crolinks.com/ you can find the most comprehensive LINKS library of Croatian lifestyle.
BRAVO CroLinks.com as well as Croatia.net. What a magnificent job you have done !
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