Praise for Hetty McKinnon and To Asia, With Love
“[Hetty] sets out to demystify the idea that Asian cooking is somehow inaccessible and unhealthy, and she succeeds.” – Jenny Rosenstrach, New York Times Best New Cookbooks for Summer 2021
“Hetty McKinnon’s To Asia, With Love might have single-handedly rehabilitated the word “pan-Asian” in the world of cuisine … Beyond including healthy, make-forever recipes, To Asia also teaches you culinary skills that I can only describe as game-changing” – Hayley Maitland, Vogue UK
“To Asia, With Love is not just a beautiful love letter to the continent, but one to all Asian mothers. Hetty McKinnon has captured the flavor and essence of the food her mother so lovingly prepared, and managed to transpose them for our generation. Dispelling the notion that Asian ingredients are obscure and dishes meat heavy, Hetty’s plant-based recipes are accessible, practical and delectable. Comforting and familiar but also current and exciting (dumplings for every season!), this is truly the food I want to cook and eat from breakfast through to dinner . . . and dessert (soy sauce brownies!).” — Helen Goh, recipe developer, food columnist and co-author of Sweet.
“To Asia, With Love is filled with some of the most inspiring, surprising and crave-worthy recipes I have ever laid eyes on. Hetty’s warmth and signature vibrant touch has made me even more excited about the food of my heritage. I am truly obsessed with this book.” —Molly Yeh, host of the Food Network’s Girl Meets Farm and author of Molly on the Range
Hetty has, once again, outdone herself. To Asia, With Love is an intimately and beautifully crafted collection of recipes that is both an homage to Asian tradition and a pathway to the exciting cooking that results when tradition is carried forward into something new. What’s more, the recipes bear all the hallmarks that have made Hetty a mainstay of vegetable-forward cooking—they are hearty, nourishing and deeply flavorful all at once. This is a book that is destined to live in my kitchen, full of dishes that I can already see on my table night after night. —Cynthia Chen McTernan, author of A Common Table and creator of the blog Two Red Bowls
“I am such a fan of yours, Hetty … Your books are some of the most interesting, unique, and beautifully done that I’ve ever seen in my life. I’m such an uber fan!” – Drew Barrymore, The Drew Barrymore Show.
Nigella Lawson described Hetty’s recipes in To Asia, With Love as “a gift to the home cook”.
Goop are self-proclaimed “Hetty McKinnon fans” and said “McKinnon’s story behind the food: personal, poignant, relatable, and a much-needed addition to conversations we’re all having about the importance of representation in food. It feels like such a gift to get to know her through this work.”
“We cannot publish a Hetty McKinnon recipe without it winding up as the most popular recipe of the week … in To Asia, With Love, I found a nearly greedy amount of those sure hits.” – Lauren James, Epicurious.