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. 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.
I cooked at Mission Street Food and I edited and designed this book, so I'm biased. But we approached this project with no idea of what we were doing—only what we wanted to do. I came to love making cookbooks because of it.