Mission Street Food

Mission Street Food

Recipes and Ideas From An Improbable Restaurant

Book - 2011
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From one of the most exciting and innovative restaurants in San Francisco comes a book that pushes the cookbook form forward--part story, part manifesto, littered with recipes, and brimming over with illustrations and photos.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.
Publisher: [San Francisco] : McSweeney's, c2011.
ISBN: 9781936365159
1936365154
Branch Call Number: 641.59794
TX715.2.C34 M97 2011
Characteristics: 223 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Leibowitz, Karen (Karen Diane)

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Authentic Chinese, fresh-as-fresh can be seafood and right-out-of-the-oven sourdough bread---need we say more. That's more than enough for the visitor, but the locales also enjoy other flavors.
This is a complication of thoughtful essays on issues ranging from food pantries to fried chicken.


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