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The Mission Chinese Food cookbook

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Ying, Chris, author.
New York : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015].
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xv, 318 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
641.5951 B786 2015
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641.5951 B786 2015

From rising culinary star Danny Bowien, chef and cofounder of the tremendously popular Mission Chinese Food restaurants, comes an exuberant cookbook that tells the story of an unconventional idea born in San Francisco that spread cross-country, propelled by wildly inventive recipes that have changed what it means to cook Chinese food in America

Mission Chinese Food is not exactly a Chinese restaurant. It began its life as a pop-up: a restaurant nested within a divey Americanized Chinese joint in San Francisco’s Mission District. From the beginning, a spirit of resourcefulness and radical inventiveness has infused each and every dish at Mission Chinese Food. Now, hungry diners line up outside both the San Francisco and New York City locations, waiting hours for platters of Sizzling Cumin Lamb, Thrice-Cooked Bacon, Fiery Kung Pao Pastrami, and pungent Salt-Cod Fried Rice.

The force behind the phenomenon, chef Danny Bowien is, at only thirty-three, the fastest-rising young chef in the United States. Born in Korea and adopted by parents in Oklahoma, he has a broad spectrum of influences. He’s a veteran of fine-dining kitchens, sushi bars, an international pesto competition, and a grocery-store burger stand. In 2013 Food & Wine named him one of the country’s Best New Chefs and the James Beard Foundation awarded him its illustrious Rising Star Chef Award. In 2011 Bon Appétit named Mission Chinese Food the second-best new restaurant in America, and in 2012 the New York Times hailed the Lower East Side outpost as the Best New Restaurant in New York City. 

The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook tracks the fascinating, meteoric rise of the restaurant and its chef. Each chapter in the story—from the restaurant’s early days, to an ill-fated trip to China, to the opening of the first Mission Chinese in New York—unfolds as a conversation between Danny and his collaborators, and is accompanied by detailed recipes for the addictive dishes that have earned the restaurant global praise. Mission Chinese’s legions of fans as well as home cooks of all levels will rethink what it means to cook Chinese food, while getting a look into the background and insights of one of the most creative young chefs today.

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"An Anthony Bourdain book."
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Includes index.
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Bowien, D., & Ying, C. (2015). The Mission Chinese Food cookbook. First edition. New York, ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Bowien, Danny and Chris, Ying. 2015. The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook. New York, ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Bowien, Danny and Chris, Ying, The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook. New York, ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.

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Bowien, Danny, and Chris Ying. The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook. First edition. New York, ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015.

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