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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Joyce Goldstein Papers on California Cuisine
    Creator: Goldstein, Joyce Esersky
    Identifier/Call Number: D-648
    Physical Description: 90.1 Megabytes
    Physical Description: 1770 Files
    Date (inclusive): 2002-2017
    Abstract: Interviews conducted by chef and author Joyce Goldstein including work related to Inside the California Food Revolution; columns from the San Francisco Chronicle, Sommelier Journal, and Vegetarian Times; and draft chapters of Solo Suppers.


    Joyce Goldstein (1934 or 1935-) is a chef, author, and consultant to the restaurant and food industries. She was chef/owner of Square One restaurant in San Francisco, California from 1984-1996 and worked for three years as executive chef at Cafe at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. She is the author of twenty-eight cookbooks, including James Beard Award winners Festive Occasions(with Chuck Williams) (1993) and Back to Square One(1992), and one of the first comprehensive cookbooks on Mediterranean cuisine, The Mediterranean Kitchen(1989). Her 2013 book Inside the California Food Revolution, authored with Dore Brown, explores the development of California cuisine from the 1970s to the 2000s. Ms. Goldstein's writing has also appeared in Gourmet, Restaurant Hospitality, Wine & Spirits and Food & Wine magazines, Sommelier Journal, Vegetarian Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Selected Awards

    1985 Added to the James Beard Foundation Awards Who's Who of Food & Beverage in America
    1992 Back to Square One wins both Julia Child and James Beard Awards for Best General Cookbook
      Voted San Francisco FOCUS magazine's Chef of the Year
    1993 Festive Occasions (with Chuck Williams) wins James Beard Award for Best Entertaining Book
      Wins James Beard Perrier Jouet Award for Best Chef in California for 1993
    2004 Italian Slow and Savory nominated for James Beard and International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards


    1. JoyceGoldstein.com. https://joycegoldstein.com/ . Accessed 23 July 2019.
    2. Joyce Goldstein, Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_Goldstein . Accessed 23 July 2019.
    3. Joyce Goldstein biography at Starchefs.com's Women and Food Portal. https://www.starchefs.com/features/women/html/bio_goldstein.shtml  

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes notes and interviews conducted by Joyce Goldstein over her career, including work related to Inside the California Food Revolution; columns from the San Francisco Chronicle, Sommelier Journal, and Vegetarian Times; and draft chapters of Solo Suppers.

    Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Most of the files in this collection are in PDF, .doc, or .docx format and are best viewed using software capable of rendering embedded comments and tracked changes.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Liz Phillips processed this collection.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Joyce Goldstein, 2019.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Joyce Goldstein Papers on California Cuisine, D-648, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Cooking -- California -- History
    Cooking, American -- California style
    Goldstein, Joyce Esersky -- Archives