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A woman named Abby Fisher, a former slave from South Carolina, is the author of the first published African American cookbook. Born in 1832, Abby Fisher was freed after the Civil War. After she and her family moved to San Francisco, she entered her food in cooking competitions. Her recipes, especially pickles, jellies and preserves, would become an instant success with friends and the upper class. She would be known around town as “Mrs. Abby Fisher, Pickle Manufacturer.”

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"We Want the 40 Hour Week." 1934. The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 mandated a 40-hour work week with time-and-a half overtime pay. The legislation was passed to eliminate “labor conditions detrimental to the maintenance of the minimum standard of living necessary for health, efficiency, and the general well-being of workers.” [click on this image to find an analysis of the role of low wage work in the global economy]

ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of a miner dressed in plaid] via the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Photography Collection

Dress-up any outfit with a pair of darling loafers.

12 Priciest Fitness Classes (Actually Worth the Splurge

We’re currently scoping out flights to San Fran so we can try out this barre class with a twist. Informed Technique’s classes take the traditional small-moves-that-hurt-so-good formula and add spring resistance on both the arms and legs to kick things up even another notch.

Hah. San Francisco's The Bold Italic has created an Infographic "Why Are All My Friends Moving to Oakland?" but you have to click through to see the whole list.

El Afilador - Francisco de Goya

Francisco de Paula -Pavel Secretário Geral Juventude Comunista. Operário Arsenal

Beautiful photo of Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Tokarsky, a maritime law enforcement specialist with the Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco, poses with Sirius, a explosive detection dog, on the moored Jeremiah O’Brien at Pier 45 in San Francisco. The training prepares the dogs for boarding larger ships at sea. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Pamela J. Boehland.