Even the SF Public Library is jumping on the foodie bandwagon. This Saturday a new exhibit opens at the Main Library’s Jewett Gallery. Running through March 20, 2011 it will feature historical photographs, archived menus, cookbooks and will tie-in talks, classes and interactive programming at various branches around town.

The exhibit page states:

“San Francisco Eats showcases the culinary delights that can be found in the San Francisco Public Library’s collections dating back to the mid 19th century and will serve as a visual feast for visitors of all ages. From the Gold Rush to Slow Food, San Francisco has never stopped being a beacon of gastronomic delight.

This exhibition includes menus, historical photographs, an array of food writers, cookbooks and culinary history, ephemera such as coasters and matchbooks, and San Francisco food inventions, including gadgets and signature dishes.”

There are also some great classes – Tamale Making and Container Gardening – and several interesting lectures lined up – Farm to Table and Local Ingredients.

A definite must-do for SF food-lovers!