Community by Hetty McKinnon (Revised Edition)
Published by Pan Macmillan
Date: 29/10/2019
R.R.P. $39.99



I am not a great cook, never have been and from very early on in my marriage, we learnt to laugh about my cooking mistakes rather than getting upset. But recently ‘Inspired Ladies’, a book group I am part of went down the road of discovering Hetty McKinnon’s cookbooks, and for that I am grateful.

It isn’t just Hetty’s recipes that are amazing; it is the stories behind them and her beautiful nature that comes through in her writing. It is her love of the ‘Community’, ‘Neighbourhood’, and ‘Family that shines through her cookbooks and draws you into a world where vegetables bring people together and take your tastebuds on an amazing adventure.

Community invites the reader to connect with people through food. This book isn’t just about cooking and eating; it is a celebration of cooking and coming together to share it. It’s about taking the time to enjoy the sensations of wholesome and tasty food, about stories and joining together.

This collection of recipes for a lousy cook like me are easily achievable, and what I love most is that you don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy the food. During the months that my book group enjoyed exploring all of Hetty’s books, Community being one of them, everyone loved how tasty and easy everything was to create. Photos of delicious food filled our chat program, while I soaked myself in the stories, the reason why we create the food in the first place.

Simply, Community is fantastic! I highly recommend that you immerse yourself into Hetty’s sense of coming together through food with recipes that are delicious, portable and meant to be eaten together with others. While we are in the middle of a time where coming together isn’t possible in person, it is a great time to enjoy discovering Hetty’s recipes and immerse yourself in the stories that will bring the Community together once we can.

Thank you, Hetty for inviting us to be part of your Community by letting us soak up your stories, recipes and those from people around you.

Thank you Macmillan for the opportunity to read and honestly review this book.

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