Family is the latest addition to Hetty McKinnon's delicious Community, and Neighbourhood cookbook series.
Hetty's mission in this cookbook is to offer humble, hearty plant-based food for the modern family. Family food isn't fancy or complex. Its roots are humble, stemming from recipes passed on through generations, and food rituals born from daily cooking. Most importantly, family food nurtures our souls, our hearts and our tummies. Family food is comfort food.
In Family, Hetty shares her approach to modern, uncomplicated, hearty and healthy food that's powered by vegetables. These classic recipes - both sweet and savory - are the multicultural meals she serves around her own family table. Some are heirloom recipes passed on from her mother, others are old family favourites, and many are variations on adored comfort food, repackaged with a healthier outlook.
Family shows you how to build a repertoire of crowd-pleasing, flavour-bursting vegetarian main meals - a modern guide to successfully eating green, together.
Size: 288 pages, Softcover
Publishing Details: 2018 by Pan MacMillan
The Story Behind It
Hetty Mckinnon started making salads from her home kitchen in Surry Hills, Sydney, in 2011. Twice a week, she would invent hearty, delicious, vegetable-packed salads, pop them onto the back of her bicycle and cycle them around her neighbourhood, delivering lunch to locals.
She called her little project Arthur Street Kitchen, because she lived on Arthur Street and her home kitchen was her happy place. Soon, the local salad-eaters became an intrinsic part of her community. The exchange of the salad box was accompanied by lively conversation, exuberant laughter and a constantly evolving hunting and gathering of stories and histories.
Hetty has been vegetarian for over twenty years, but her food is not just for vegetarians. Her plant-based recipes are truly egalitarian, for every person who enjoys a flavour-packed, vegetable-heavy dish. No labels required.
Hetty continued to deliver salads in Surry Hills for four years. In 2015, her family was given the opportunity to move to New York City. With her husband and three children Scout, Dash and Huck, Hetty lives in a leafy part of Brooklyn. Here, she continues to make friends with salad.