Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tetrazzini in San Francisco

This card states that 100,000 people gathered on Christmas Eve, 1910 to hear Luisa Tetrazzini sing at Lotta's Fountain in San Francisco. Other sources report that as many as 300,000 people showed up. Luisa Tetrazzini was a famous opera singer with an extraordinary voice. Legal difficulties temporarily prevented her from performing in New York. At this point she declared, "I will sing in San Francisco if I have to sing there in the streets, for I know the streets of San Francisco are free." Tetrazzini lived in San Francisco for some time and it is thought that the dish "Turkey Tetrazzini" was named after her.

1 comment:

  1. Holy moly! I'm quite a fan of that dish and had no idea who it was named for!



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