The third of Hetty McKinnon’s one-word title (Community, Neighborhood) cookbooks, Family continues the theme of evoking intimacy and connection through food and cooking. With a focus on what it means to cook vegetarian food for a family with diverse, omnivorous, or picky palettes, McKinnon has masterfully curated a cookbook with recipes to satisfy. McKinnon’s cooking philosophy calls to mind that of Tamar Adler in Everlasting Meal, in that it honors both the technical and the Epicurean elements of cooking an exquisite meal. At the same time it emphasizes a healthful, sustainable, and economical approach to using what you already have in your pantry or refrigerator to make something entirely satisfying.
With recipes influenced by American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean cuisines, there is no shortage of variety for weekly meal planning. Most of what Family has to offer can also set a foundation to experiment once the recipes become familiar, making it the type of cookbook you can use over and over again.
Hardcover. Color photographs throughout.