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Community : Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen - Hetty McKinnon

Community

Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen

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Published: 1st May 2014
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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.

About the Author

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.

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Highly recommended cookbook.

Must have cookbook for vegetarians. Have only had it a short time and tried many of the recipes, none have disappointed. Creates interesting meals to be eaten as a meal rather than a...Read complete review

Must have cookbook for vegetarians. Have only had it a short time and tried many of the recipes, none have disappointed. Creates interesting meals to be eaten as a meal rather than a side dish for those of us who do not eat meat. I have found a lot of vegetarian books have recipes that fall short of rating themselves a 'meal'. For those that do eat meat, they are fantastic sides. I make them as a meal for me and sides for the family who all eat meat. The kids have commented on the flavour in their veggies! I LOVE this cookbook!!

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The recipes in this cookbook are definitely simple and nutritious. It is a simple cookbook to read and the layout and photography is beautiful.

However, the majority of these recipes are...Read complete review

The recipes in this cookbook are definitely simple and nutritious. It is a simple cookbook to read and the layout and photography is beautiful.

However, the majority of these recipes are very VERY similar to Yotam Ottolenghi's recipes. As someone who owns and regularly uses Ottolenghi's cookbooks, I did not learn anything new, nor was I greatly inspires. It was disappointing to me that some of the recipes are exactly the same to recipes in Ottolenghi's Plenty and Plenty more. The only changes seem to be adding a spice here or some cheese there. I believe it is important to credit other chefs/cooks if you lean on their ideas so heavily. Interestingly, Ottolenghi regularly credits where/who inspires his recipes, which has allowed me to look up other cookbooks and interesting recipes.

If you are looking for a great collection of vegetarian recipes, look no further than Ottolenghi.

Don't get me wrong, the recipes are delicious and simple to make. However, they are not original.

This cookbook would potentially be good for someone who is new to cooking and may be a bit overwhelmed with a larger cookbook.

If you do own the Ottolenghi cookbooks, then don't bother with community. Save your dollars!

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4.0

The best tastiest salads!

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    I am an enthusiastic home cook. I enjoy cooking for friends and family. I found this recipe book has excellent salad recipes that I would use for everyday use and for entertaining guests.

     
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    inspirational recipes

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      Photography lets down the fantastic recipes

       
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      Brilliant Cookbook

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          Yummy, easy to follow recipes that are a little unusual but super tasty.

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          WONDERFUL COOKBOOK

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            Turns ordinary salads into extraordinary meals.

             
            5.0

            Community

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              Great salad recipes!
              Salads as meals or as a side.
              Out of the ordinary but for the most part using common / easy to find ingredients.
              Highly recommended by myself and all the people I cook for!

               
              5.0

              Every recipe is good

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                I don't often buy cook books but there are so many good recipes in this and I m really enjoying using it. The recipes can be a bit fiddly but the results are great.

                 
                5.0

                Fantastic book! Great recipes!!!!

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                  Such a great book of Salad ideas that very different from your everyday salads. My mouth was watering as I was turning each page

                   
                  5.0

                  Fantastic vegetarian cookbook with hearty salads.

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                    Great cookbook with fantastic filling vegetarian meals.

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                    Highly recommended cookbook.

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                        Must have cookbook for vegetarians. Have only had it a short time and tried many of the recipes, none have disappointed. Creates interesting meals to be eaten as a meal rather than a side dish for those of us who do not eat meat. I have found a lot of vegetarian books have recipes that fall short of rating themselves a 'meal'. For those that do eat meat, they are fantastic sides. I make them as a meal for me and sides for the family who all eat meat. The kids have commented on the flavour in their veggies! I LOVE this cookbook!!

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                        5.0

                        My most used summer cookbook

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                          I have had this book for over a year and I have made about half of the recipes. We are meat eaters who eat a lot of vegetables. I try to ply my family with healthy food and this book makes it easy as it is totally delicious. Whenever I have people over I make a couple of these salads and I always get rave reviews. In summer I use it 3 or 4 days a week - its my staple.

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                          ISBN: 9781743530405
                          ISBN-10: 1743530404
                          Audience: General
                          Format: Paperback
                          Language: English
                          Number Of Pages: 184
                          Published: 1st May 2014
                          Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                          Country of Publication: AU
                          Dimensions (cm): 27.4 x 21.8  x 1.5
                          Weight (kg): 0.74