If you’ve ever sat down to a steaming bowl of cioppino, you might feel like the savory seafood stew transports you to a small town in Italy. But you’d be wrong.
"You have to come to San Francisco to eat cioppino, and you should come to the Wharf and have it because this is where it was born," says Mia Harriman, general manager of Cioppino's, a restaurant at Fisherman's Wharf.
Bay Curious listener Brent Silver is one of many people who loves the hearty seafood stew. "I can't eat it by myself because it's too much for one person," he said, "so I love this dish because you have to share it."
As part of our "Golden State Plate" series looking at the history of Bay Area food with our friends at the California Report Magazine, this episode of Bay Curious dives in on the fishy San Francisco origins of cioppino.
You can read more about cioppino's history here.
Reported by Bianca Taylor. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Jessica Placzek, Katie McMurran, Paul Lancour and Ryan Levi. Additional support from Julie Caine, Suzie Racho, Ethan Lindsey and David Weir. Theme music by Pat Mesiti-Miller.