Heidi Swanson’s last cookbook, Super Natural Every Day: Well-Loved Recipes from My Natural Foods Kitchen, was a participant in Piglet 2012. (Only the most amazing annual cookbook competition hosted by Food52!) The cookbook received a little bit of criticism for not being personal enough, knocking it out in an early round. Reading that Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel is intended to be a much more personal collection of recipes and travels, I’m hoping this one hits it out of the park.
Signs that this is already a well-loved offering, is the amazing energy Heidi has been pouring into her process. Check out these wonderful posts about her preparation and journey to see her book printed. Truly, this one will have that “hands on” feel that the Piglet 2012 Round 2 review saw lacking.
The creative and laborious process of getting a cookbook out into the world. Read Heidi Swanson’s Near & Far Series via her 101 Cookbooks blog. (Links below.)
Read the Piglet 2012 reviews of Super Natural Every Day
NEAR & FAR Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel
A recipe journal and photo album featuring 120 natural foods recipes and photographs from Heidi Swanson’s travels near (San Francisco) and far (Italy, Morocco, France, India, Japan). In this deeply personal collection, Swanson turns to the dog-eared recipe journals she has kept for years to chronicle details she wants to remember: from a paprika-spiked tomato soup in Amsterdam to the pattern of an Italian olive grove on the way to the Bari airport. Vegetarian recipes such as Carrot and Sake Salad, Mung Bean Stew, Rye Buttermilk Cakes, Turmeric Miso Soup, and Fennel Frond Orzo use healthy, whole foods ingredients and approachable techniques. And photographs taken at home and around the world reveal the places that inspire her warm and nourishing cooking.
HEIDI SWANSON is the New York Times bestselling author of Super Natural Every Day and Super Natural Cooking, creator of the award-winning blog 101 Cookbooks, curator of the online shop Quitokeeto, and a photographer. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Saveur, Glamour, Washington Post, Time, Fast Company, and Vegetarian Times. Heidi lives, cooks, and writes in San Francisco.
— Ten Speed Press // Crown Publishing