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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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4.6

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92%

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  • Easy to read (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (7)
  • Well written (7)
  • Informative (3)
  • Page-turner (3)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredible recipes - so wholesome

This is the first recipe book i've come across where every meal is a success!
Each time my partner or I make one of the salads... it's always "no,...Read complete review

This is the first recipe book i've come across where every meal is a success!
Each time my partner or I make one of the salads... it's always "no, this is the best one so far" and each time, they keep getting better.
I love how incredibly balanced and healthy these salads are, a complete meal... and SO much flavour.
I've recommended this book to so many of my favourite people...

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simple

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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2.0

simple

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from sydney

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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 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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    3.0

    simple

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    from sydney

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      This is a simple cookbook that provides simple and easy to follow veg recipes.

      I was disappointed that a lot of the recipes in this book are very VERY similar to Yotam Ottolenghi's cookbooks. Some of the recipes are exactly the same, with slight amendments such as adding a slightly different spice or a cheese. As someone who owns all the Ottolenghi cookbooks, I did not feel that I learnt anything new or was greatly inspired.

      I would recommend Plenty or Plenty More, Ottolenghi's cookbooks for interesting and delicious vegetarian food. These are also larger cookbooks, with exponentially more recipes.

      Community would perhaps be a good cookbook for someone who is new to cooking and may be a bit overwhelmed by a larger cookbook.

      Don't get me wrong, the recipes are delicious, but definitely not original.

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      5.0

      Great Service

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      from Perth

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      Great easy to follow information.

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      5.0

      perfect Xmas gift

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        This is a book that you hear about through health conscious, salad lovers.
        I've already bought two copies. I gifted one. My neighbour, on studying it over a cuppa has ordered a copy too.
        My co-workers will go crazy over it, as we have a "Salad Club" four days a week, during Summer.
        It takes an inspiring cook book, for me to buy one these days. This is the one.

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        5.0

        Delicious healthy eating

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        from Coffs Harbour

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          A wonderful variety of healthy and delicious salads.

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          5.0

          Fantastic salad recipe book

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          from adelaide

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            Great recipes

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            5.0

            Incredible recipes - so wholesome

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            from Orange AU

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              This is the first recipe book i've come across where every meal is a success!
              Each time my partner or I make one of the salads... it's always "no, this is the best one so far" and each time, they keep getting better.
              I love how incredibly balanced and healthy these salads are, a complete meal... and SO much flavour.
              I've recommended this book to so many of my favourite people...

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              5.0

              Delicious book for delicious recipes.

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              from Melbourne, Australia

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                  This cookbook inspires you to create healthy meals.

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                  5.0

                  An excellent recipe book

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                  from Canberra

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                      I have prepared many of the salads. All have been delicious and I look forward to preparing more.

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                      5.0

                      FOODIES MUST HAVE

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                      from Byron Bay

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                      • Easy To Read
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                        This cookbook has reconnected me to the love of salads and whole foods. It's a beautifully presented book, which I use several times a week. Have bought two copies as gifts! The salad recipes in this book taste incredible, are super healthy, and so dinner party worthy. Do yourself a favour and get a copy!

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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): 0.76