INTERVIEW || Danny Bowien

I visited Danny Bowien's Mission Chinese Food back in 2014, while on assignment in San Francisco for SBS Feast Magazine. We were blown away by the no-rules inventiveness of his approach to cooking - full of aggressive, fun, flavour explosions - as well as the skanky/punky DIY feel of the place. They were belting out The Cramps in the dining room for chrissakes

Danny wasn't there when we visited MCF SFO (he's usually based at MCF in NYC) so needless to say, I was pretty stoked to get the chance to chat him for Broadsheet ahead of his MFWF appearances recently (and meet him IRL at one of the dinners).

We talked about Oklahoma, Anthony Bourdain and Danny's new book, The Mission Chinese Cook Book (part cook book, part memoir) which he wrote alongside his good buddy, Lucky Peach editor Chris Ying.