Equal parts recipe journal and photo album, Near & Far focuses on dishes inspired by Heidi Swanson’s Northern California kitchen and her many international travels to diverse cities including Marrakesh, Tokyo, Paris, Jaipur, Rome, Kyoto, Palermo, New Delhi and more.
In this deeply personal collection, Heidi turns to the series of dog-eared recipe journals she has kept for years - each filled with newspaper clippings, magazine scraps, photos, stamps, receipts, and sticky notes to chronicle details she wants to remember: a paprika-spiked tomato soup in Amsterdam, the pattern of an ancient Italian olive grove she passed on the way to the Bari airport, and the precise way an elderly Vietnamese woman carefully sliced broccoli stems in the back of a grocery in New Zealand. Vegetarian recipes such as carrot and sake salad; fennel frond orzo; rye buttermilk cakes; harissa farro; fresh ginger citrus juice; and brown butter tortelli make use of the healthy, whole foods ingredients and approachable techniques that Heidi’s sizeable fanbase has come to expect.
Photographs taken on location around the world - as well as back home in Heidi’s kitchen - reveal the places that inspire her warm and nourishing cooking.
About the Author
Heidi Swanson is the author of Super Natural Cooking and Super Natural Every Day, a New York Times bestseller and winner of a James Beard Award. She is also the creator of the award-winning recipe blog 101 Cookbooks, curator of the online boutique shop Quitokeeto, and a San Francisco–based photographer. Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, Saveur, Glamour, Washington Post, Time, Fast Company, and the Vegetarian Times, among others.