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Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen

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Published: 1st May 2014
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Product Description

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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  • Informative (19)
  • Deserves multiple readings (17)
  • Well written (17)
  • Page-turner (5)

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Community a Vegetable Cook Book

I purchased this book for my daughter-in-law. She is an excellent cook. The family have had Overseas Students staying with them. One from Chile (who stayed for 12 months) was Vegetarian. The...Read complete review

I purchased this book for my daughter-in-law. She is an excellent cook. The family have had Overseas Students staying with them. One from Chile (who stayed for 12 months) was Vegetarian. The current student from Germany (here for 3 months) is also Vegetarian. I thought this book would help her expand her repertoire. I tried a couple of the recipes from the book before I gave her the gift! Easy to follow and tasty.

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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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Totally awesome cookbook!

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  • Delicious recipes
  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters
  • Healthy and flavoursome
  • Informative
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    The salad and veggie recipes in this book are unusual combinations of grains, nuts, leaves, herbs and a great range of vegetables. Wonderful for sharing but equally there is such variety in each dish that they make a wonderful meal on their own.

     
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    Delicious recipes

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    from NZ

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    I have made about 8 salads from this beautiful mostly vegan cook book and enjoyed them all. Makes cutting down on meat easy. Recipes are uncomplicated and easy to follow with a few specialised ingredients but not too many.

     
    4.0

    Really great, interesting recipes

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    from NSW

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    My favourite recipe... chargrilled cauliflower and pumpkin hummous!

     
    5.0

    Fantastic salad recipes!

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    from Qld

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      This is a recipe book that provides a huge range of delicious recipes.

       
      5.0

      Excellent recipe book

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      from Australia

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        This cook book has many great recipes that have become regulars for my family, and inspired me to use more veggies in different ways.

         
        5.0

        Community Cookbook - a fantastic book!

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        from Melbourne

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        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Great photos that inspire
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          This is the best cookbook for both vegetarian and non-veg. Its ideas are so contemporary and inspiring. I love it and I'm so glad I bought it. It's also a great gift.

           
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          Fabulous

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          from Perth, Western Australia

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            The best salad book I have ever seen. So easy to be healthy without even trying.

             
            5.0

            Community recipe book

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            from South australia

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            • A Bit Slow

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            I am loving every recipe i have made

             
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              I purchased this book for my daughter-in-law. She is an excellent cook. The family have had Overseas Students staying with them. One from Chile (who stayed for 12 months) was Vegetarian. The current student from Germany (here for 3 months) is also Vegetarian. I thought this book would help her expand her repertoire. I tried a couple of the recipes from the book before I gave her the gift! Easy to follow and tasty.

               
              5.0

              Great for dinner parties

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              from Broome, WA

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                  This book is amazing. Provides easy to make, impressive salads in portions big enough for 6-8 people at a dinner party.

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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): 0.75