Almost two months after announcing the launch of its new cookbook imprint, McSweeney’s is accepting pre-orders for its first title, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas From an Improbable Restaurant. Written by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz, it’s both a compendium of recipes from the popular and critically acclaimed Chinese restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District and so much more. According to McSweeney’s:
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.
The book is expected to ship in late July, assuming it’s not being assembled in the same Chinese factory as Modernist Cuisine.