Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

Near & Far is a delicious paean to the culinary glories of world travel, and the grounding comfort found in returning to one’s own home kitchen. Heidi Swanson has married her keen traveler’s eye to her devoted home cook’s soul, and created a quietly sumptuous masterpiece rooted in place that stands alongside the work of Pico Iyer and Yotam Ottolenghi for sheer, mouthwatering breadth. This book will never leave my kitchen.
— Elissa Altman, author of Poor Man's Feast
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 and ever-expanding list of flavors and ingredients, and inspire you to try something new, all over again.
— Samin Nosrat, chef and writer
I love Heidi Swanson’s recipes. They’re unique and special, and everything I’ve made from Near & Far has been enthusiastically enjoyed by friends at my table. But what I especially love about this book is Heidi’s singular, centered voice. Here is a person who cooks, eats, and travels - all the while standing calmly in a complex and interesting, but not always easy, world.
— Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy and The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Available September 15, 2015: Order copies of
Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel

— Barnes & Noble
— Powell's Books
U.K. edition (October 8)



NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of Super Natural Every Day, Heidi Swanson shares 125 natural foods recipes along with photographs inspired by her life and travels both near (Northern California) and far (Italy, Morocco, France, India, and Japan). 

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 Marrakech, 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 sizable fanbase has come to expect. And 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.

...Swanson not only goes a long way toward helping ‘whole’ foods shed their stale, hippie stigma but also makes a strong case for putting natural foods at the center of an emerging, modern, global cuisine.