About the Author

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Praised for his food and travel writing by those icons of gastronomy M.F.K. Fisher and Elizabeth David, San Francisco-based Arthur Bloomfield has been an enthusiastic home chef for fifty years and a frequent client of French and Italian country inns and bistros. He published a best-selling Guide to San Francisco Restaurants in 1975, and reviews he wrote for KQED’s Focus Magazine in the 80s were collected, in revised form, in Arthur Bloomfield’s Restaurant Book.

Also a music critic, Arthur Bloomfield is the author of The San Francisco Opera 1922-1978, wrote the extensive program notes for the CD collection Sunday Evenings with Pierre Monteux (nominated for a Gramophone award) and recently completed the 64 chapters of More Than The Notes: The Conducting of Toscanini, Furtwaengler, Stokowski and Friends — “extraordinary,” says John McCarthy of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music which is available at www.MoreThanTheNotes.com.  Arthur Bloomfield is also the co-author, with Anne Bloomfield, of Gables and Fables: A Portrait of San Francisco’s Pacific Heights, published by Heyday Books.

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