A Northern California tradition dating back to San Francisco’s gold mining days, dim sum is a local experience definitely not to be missed.
The term “California Bungalow” was developed to describe a version Craftsman Style architecture that emerged in Northern California from 1890 to 1920.
These days the Barbary Coast is tourist central, complete with a self-guided walking tour, marked by 180 bronze medallions in the sidewalks of the city.
Aficionados of the martini eschew the “dirty” version, and out rightly dismiss anything with vodka or cocktail onions (technically a Gibson).
Basket weaving was perfected by the native people of Northern California over 5,000 years, making it one of the oldest textile traditions in the world.
Until one stands at the base of a redwood tree, craning to look up into the canopy at its distant top branches, it’s difficult to appreciate their size.
The interior of the abalone shell is an iridescent mother of pearl, protecting a store of meat that is a prized delicacy in Northern California.