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‘To Asia, With Love is my homecoming, a joyous return to the humble, yet deeply nurturing flavours and meals of my childhood as a Chinese girl born in Australia. It is also a celebration of the exciting and delicious possibilities of modern Asian cooking.’
Recipes range from the traditional – salt and pepper eggplant, red curry laksa, congee, a perfectly simple egg, pea and ginger fried rice – to Hetty’s uniquely modern interpretations, such as buttery miso vegemite noodles, stir-fried salt and vinegar potatoes, cacio e pepe udon noodles and grilled wombok caesar salad with wonton crackers. All share an emphasis on seasonal vegetables and creating irresistible Asian(ish) flavours using pantry staples.
Whether it’s a banh mi turned into a salad, a soy-sauce-powered chocolate brownie or a rainbow guide to eating dumplings by the season, this is Asian home cooking unlike anything you’ve experienced before.
About the Author
Hetty McKinnon is a cook and food writer with a passion for vegetables. In 2011, she established Arthur Street Kitchen, a local salad-delivery business run out of her home in Surry Hills, Sydney. In 2015, Hetty and her family relocated to Brooklyn, New York City, where she continues to cook and write about food.
As well as her genre-defining debut Community, Hetty is the author of two further bestselling cookbooks: Neighbourhood and the award-winning Family. She is also the editor and publisher of food journal Peddler and hosts its podcast ‘The House Specials’. Her recipes and writing can be found in ABC Life, Good Food, Bon Appetit, Epicurious, Food & Wine and The Guardian.