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San Francisco Entertains is a new cookbook by The Junior League of San Francisco (JLSF), celebrating its centennial in 2011.

We are proud to announce that San Francisco Entertains cookbook has won a 2012 Eric Hoffer Book Award – Home! The Eric Hoffer Book Award was created to promote writers, authors, and independent presses. Full coverage of all award winners can be found in the US Review of Books. The League’s delicious cookbook has also received Honorable Mention at the 2012 San Francisco Book Festival. The winners will be honored on Saturday, May 19 at a private ceremony at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel.

Past cookbooks have won the Tastemaker Award and have been nominated for the Seagram's Award (now IACP). This is our first cookbook since 1999.

Features delicious recipes from the top local restaurants and chefs, such as Chef Gary Danko (Restaurant Gary Danko), Chuck Williams (founder of Williams-Sonoma), Chef Michael Chiarello (Bottega, Napa Valley), Jennie Lorenzo (Fifth Floor), and chef Ryan Scott (Ryan Scott 2 Go).

Nearly 500 recipes were triple-tested and the winning delectable recipes represent the city's fresh and flavorful cuisine.

Includes local and historic recipes with a twist, accompanied by enticing menu options and beverage pairings.

This book contains gorgeous color images of the dishes and iconic images of San Francisco.

The perfect holiday gift for the foodie on your list. A great addition to any chef's cookbook arsenal, full of entertaining menus. Ideal for both new and experienced cooks.

All proceeds from the sale of San Francisco Entertains enable the JLSF to support its mission statement and focus area, which is to Empowering our Community Through Life Skills Education.

View a sneak peak of San Francisco Entertains.