Hearty and healthy salad recipes inspired by neighborhoods across the globe.
No matter where you live in the world, it is the daily rituals of food that bind and connect us.
Neighborhood is a must-have collection of show-stopping yet simple vegetable-packed recipes, delivered against a backdrop of charming stories of food, family, and friendship. These delicious main-meal salads are filled with exciting flavors from around the world, journeying from Brooklyn to the greater Americas, the Mediterranean, Asia, France, Australia, and many other neighborhoods.
Incorporating vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, herbs, and spices in exciting combinations, the recipes here redefine what a salad can be. From Shredded Collard Greens, Baked Sweet Potato, and Pinto Beans with Paprika-Buttermilk Dressing to Cumin-Spiced Cauliflower with Fried Lentils and Spinach Yogurt and Thai Carrot and Peanut Salad, the sixty hearty salad recipes represent plant-based goodness at its very best, with recipes you’ll want to make time and time again. A collection of dessert recipes leaves the book with a sweet finish.
About the Author
Hetty McKinnon is a home cook with a passion for vegetables. In 2011, she established Arthur Street Kitchen, a community kitchen with a simple concept: local food for local people. From her inner-city terrace kitchen in Surry Hills, Sydney, Hetty dreamed up and cooked flavor-packed, hearty, seasonal salads, which she delivered to locals on her bike.
In 2015, Hetty—with her family and Arthur Street Kitchen in tow—relocated to the rather larger neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. From there, she continues to deliver salads to locals, runs creative pop-up events, and caters lunches, making food friends along the way. Hetty also writes about her experience of food, life, and adventure in Brooklyn on her blog, www.arthurstreetkitchen.com.
“Neighborhood is a beautiful guide on how to eat at home in a totally modern way. Hetty packs in dozens of practical tips for making satisfying meals with the simplest ingredients (the secret of slam-dunk salads? A can of beans. Leftovers? ‘Put an egg on it.’), which makes Neighborhood completely essential for anyone who loves feeding friends and family. No cookbook shelf should be without it.”— Joanna Goddard, founder of women's lifestyle website Cup of Jo
“If there is one superwoman in this world who can make me as excited about vegetables as I am about cake, it is Hetty! Her warmth, charm, and wizardry in the kitchen make salads as cozy and vibrant as ever. As someone who is always looking to eat healthier, I know this book is going to become a staple in my house. The recipes in this book, paired with Hetty’s tales of traveling the world and moving to Brooklyn, and Luisa Brimble’s breathtaking photos make Neighborhood a slam dunk.”—Molly Yeh, author of Molly on the Range
“Hetty’s Neighborhoodexplodes with vibrant food that I want to make. This book is filled with healthy and delicious recipes and beautiful photographs, and it pays homage to the people Hetty admires in her community in Brooklyn. An absolute stunner.”—Aran Goyoaga, author of Sweet Treats and Small Plates and creator of the blog Cannelle et Vanille
"McKinnon, a longtime vegetarian on a mission to give the salad a rebrand, creates hearty, complex, vibrant, stick-to-your-ribs-without-going-to-your-thighs recipes that draw from many different parts of the world"—goop