Author(s): Anthony Myint
Mission Street Food is a restaurant. But it's also a charitable organization, a taco truck, a burger stand, and a clubhouse for inventive cooks tucked inside an unassuming Chinese take-out place. In all its various incarnations, it upends traditional restaurant conventions, in search of moral and culinary satisfaction.
Like Mission Street Food itself, this book is more than one thing: it's a cookbook featuring step-by-step photography and sly commentary, but it's also the memoir of a madcap project that redefined the authors' marriage and a city's food scene. Along with stories and recipes, you'll find an idealistic business plan, a cheeky manifesto, and thoughtful essays on issues ranging from food pantries to fried chicken. Plus, a comic.
Ultimately, "Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant" presents an iconoclastic vision of cooking and eating in twenty-first century America.
"A fun read, the food photography is alluring, and it's nice to see a bit of life breathed into the traditional cookbook format."
--"The New Yorker"
"Speaks to a lively time in San Francisco's food scene and it's an entertaining read and certainly on-trend--if not trend setting. Which is what Mission Street Food, in all its guises, has been since the start."
"We are lucky to have Myint and the Mission Street crew's visions among us... and such a book to capture the experience."
--"San Francisco Bay Guardian"
"Let's get right to the point: "Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Improbable Restaurant" by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz is awesome. Awesome. And by that I mean: a smart, funny and incredibly inspiring read that is aesthetically pleasing, feels good in the hands and has a recipe for one of the easiest and tastiest desserts I have ever prepared: white bread, spread with butter and sugar, run under the broiler (or blow-torch) un