MATT BASILE is the creator of the Toronto-based street-food brand Fidel Gastro's which originated as a pop-up selling street food in underground markets across the city. Basile operates one of Canada's most recognizable food trucks and a street-food inspired cicchetti bar called Lisa Marie, and he is the host of the reality TV show Rebel Without a Kitchen. Basile has teamed up with his partner in life and business, Kyla Zanardi who is the book's photographer. The two have spent their lives together making fun food and photographing it.
"Within the emerging phenomenon of street food, pop-ups, and food trucks, Fidel Gastro's is a prime example of how hard work, passion, and dedication can lead to great success." - Michael Bonacini, co-founder of Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and MasterChef Canada judge