To Asia, With Love
Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories From the Heart
A renowned Australian cook transforms the Asian food of her childhood into modern-day recipes for today’s busy, plant-based kitchen.
For bestselling cookbook author Hetty McKinnon, Asian cooking is personal. McKinnon grew up in a home filled with the aromas, sights, and sounds of her Chinese mother’s cooking. These days she strives to recreate those memories for her own family—and yours—with traditional dishes prepared in non-traditional ways. It’s a sumptuous collection of creative vegetarian recipes featuring pan-Asian dishes that anyone can prepare using supermarket ingredients. Readers will learn how to make their own kimchi, chili oil, knife-cut noodles, and dumplings. They’ll learn about the wonder that is rice and discover how Asian-inspired salads are the ultimate crossover food. McKinnon offers tips for stocking your modern Asian pantry and explores the role that sweetness plays in Asian cultures. Her recipes are a celebration of the exciting and delicious possibilities of modern Asian cooking—from Smashed Cucumber Salad with Tahini and Spicy Oil, and Finger-lickin’ Good Edamame Beans with Fried Curry Leaves, to Springtime Rolls with Miso Kale Pesto and Tamarind Apple Crisp. Featuring big, powerful flavors created from simple, fresh ingredients, these recipes are firmly rooted in the place where east meets west and where tradition charts the journey to the modern kitchen.
Hetty McKinnon is an internationally renowned cookbook author and food writer. In 2015, Hetty relocated from Sydney to New York City, where she writes about food and runs pop-up food events and workshops. She is the author of three cookbooks: Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen; Neighbourhood: Salads, Sweets and Stories from Home and Abroad; and Family: Vegetarian Comfort Food to Nourish Every Day. In 2017, she launched her independent multicultural food journal, Peddler and in 2019 created the podcast, The House Specials.