Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

“Over the last decade, Heidi Swanson has done more than anyone to diversify the modern pantry and elevate kitchen aesthetics. Simultaneously universal and deeply personal, Near & Far will stoke your curiosity, guide you through an ever-expanding list of flavors and ingredients, and inspire you to try something new, all over again.”
—Samin Nosrat, chef and writer

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Known for combining natural foods recipes with evocative, artful photography, New York Times bestselling author Heidi Swanson circled the globe to create this mouthwatering assortment of 20 vegetarian dishes. In this deeply personal collection drawn from her well-worn recipe journals, Heidi describes the fragrance of flatbreads hot off a Marrakech griddle, soba noodles and feather light tempura in Tokyo, and the taste of wild-picked greens from the Puglian coast.

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The book is divided into two major sections—Near and Far. The Near section focuses on recipes inspired by Heidi’s life in San Francisco and Northern California. Far is divided into five chapters: Morocco, France, India, Italy, and Japan. All places with rich culinary cultures—all places where Heidi has spent a lot of time. A few of Heidi’s favorite travel-friendly preparations are threaded into a section called En Route.

Recipes such as Fennel Stew, Carrot & Sake Salad, Watermelon Radish Soup, Brown Butter Tortelli, and Saffron Tagine use healthy, whole foods ingredients and approachable techniques, with photographs taken in Morocco, Japan, Italy, France, and India, as well as back home in Heidi’s kitchen, reveal the places both near and far that inspire her warm, 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.


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