Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen

Hetty McKinnon: Community

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781743530405
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 01/05/2014
  • Category: Lifestyle, sport & leisure / General cookery & recipes
  • Imprint: Plum
  • Pages: 184
  • Price: $34.99

Community is all about sharing good food, giving you endless ideas on delicious salads to serve up for your family, friends and neighbours. These simple, sustainable and healthy recipes feature fresh, seasonal produce and inject colour, life and flair into that most modest of everyday meals: the salad. Rather than being simply sides, Community's salads are meals in their own right, giving vegetables, legumes, herbs and nuts their moment to shine.

The recipes in Community are inspired by author Hetty McKinnon's community kitchen, Arthur Street Kitchen, where Hetty single-handedly makes and delivers homemade salads to residents in Surry Hills, Sydney, on Thursday and Friday every week. All by bike! Hetty's salads use only the freshest produce, sourced locally wherever possible. Inspired first and foremost by the seasons, Hetty also takes cues from what she sees, smells and experiences from the world around her. At the heart of every dish is a core vegetable, around which a thoughtful culinary story is built, resulting in honest, inventive and hearty salads that deliver big, punchy flavours.


Short-listed for ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year 2015Short-listed for ABIA Illustrated Book of the Year 2015.

Author Information

Hetty McKinnon is a home cook who grew up devouring the colours, aromas and flavours of her mother's ebullient Cantonese cooking. Formerly a beauty PR, she is now the one-woman show behind the incredibly successful Arthur Street Kitchen, whipping up flavour-packed salads and sweets in her home kitchen then delivering them by bike to hungry Surry Hills locals. Hetty lives in Sydney with her husband, Ross, and three children, Scout, Dash and Huck. Community is her first cookbook.


29 August 2018

Join Hetty and Annabel at Giant Dwarf for a cosy night as they chat about Family, the pleasures of cooking cruciferous crops, and the joyful connection that is felt when sharing food with others. Book offer: Gleebooks are offering $5 off the price of Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish when you purchase your ticket. Select the book and talk ticket option when you purchase. Your copy of Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish will be available for collection at the talk. Hetty McKinnon will be signing books after the event.

6:30 PM

Giant Dwarf Theatre, Redfern
199 Cleveland Street REDFERN NSW 2016

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