Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home & Travel Recipe

Most of you know by now, I have a new cookbook coming out this week. It's my first book in four years, and I wanted to share a few of the exciting places I've started seeing it out in the wild.

Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home & Travel

One of the reasons you write a cookbook is to share what you love about cooking with others. It's a feeling, as an author, you hope is infectious. Most of you know by now, I have a new cookbook coming out this week (it will also be published in the U.K., Australia, and Canada in October). It's my first book in four years, and I've chronicled the process here, here, here, and here. Correspondingly, I've been thinking a lot about the fact that this book will be making its way into the broader world (the one beyond my kitchen and experiences) starting now. And a few weeks back, as the advances went out, I was reminded that we are entering one of my favorite phases. It's when the tables flip, and I begin to see what you do with the book. At first, I thought it would make sense to do one last preview of Near & Far today - show shots of some of the spreads, and recipes. But as photos and write-ups started popping up around the internet, I began to think it would be more interesting to share some of those, and share them in some sort of ongoing fashion.

If you end up cooking from Near & Far please post pics or links and tag them. This way I won't miss them - I check #nearandfarcookbook & @heidijswanson on Instagram most often. I love seeing these recipes make the jump into your kitchens. Again, thank you all so much for your support and enthusiasm - I'm so incredibly excited to see what you do with the book. Also(!) deep gratitude to FOOD52 for including Near & Far on their list of Best New Fall Books, and Epicurious for including N+F as one of Four New Cookbooks to Cook from This Fall. THANK YOU! xo -h

- Aran (Cannelle et Vanille) made the Red Lentil Hummus and posted this beauty shot here:

- Signature Beth Kirby (Local Milk) magic posted here:

- Thank you Suzanne Hall (brilliant editor of The Chalkboard Mag) - love this shot. Posted here: Preview

- Tara O'Brady (Seven Spoons) wrote these generous words & chose a recipe that earns the most good will from my favorite seven-year-old:

- Love this late-summer shot in Adele's kitchen (Voices of Industry) - posted here: Preview

- Beautiful hand-lettering in the new issue of Chickpea Magazine - posted here: Preview

- There's an unusual Farro Salad in the book, and it is flat-out one of the best recipes I've included. Love seeing it get some early attention via Kevin Masse: Preview

- And another beautiful example of the Farro Salad via Bruce Cole (Edible San Francisco): Preview

- Love seeing the Whole Wheat Waffles on the Sprouted Kitchen table (xo Sara & Hugh!) - posted here: Preview

And(!) this beautiful take on the Brown Sugar Tofu & Mushroom Spring Rolls on the Sprouted Kitchen site.

- This spread from the Japan chapter as seen via Nathan (Kinfolk) posted here:

- David Lebovitz took on one of my favorite recipes from the India chapter. It's a spicy corn preparation called Vaghareli Makai. xo David!

- Megan (A Sweet Spoonful) & Sam (Neversink) made the Cucumber Salad for a weekend lunch.

More to come soon, I'm in the process of wrangling the next round! xo -h

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Congratulations Heidi, and much deserved! I for one love many of the recipes you post online, and I'm quick to try them when you post a new one. I don't have a blog, or a fancy camera, just a love for good wholesome food that makes me happy; both in preparing it (it has to be enjoyable) and of course noshing it down! Generally I'm not a cookbook buyer, but I may have to reconsider. Cheers!

Suzi Cruzen

I did not wait for it to come out in Canada, I couldn't! And now your book is on its way! I can't wait to ! :-)

Sarah G

congratulations on such a beautiful book! I am currently logging onto Amazon to see if I can purchase in the UK... wishing you every success x


Congratulations, Heidi!! It's wonderful to see how your great foodie friends are embracing it!!

Cathryn Kasper

Looks delicious. Not sure that I can wait till October!!! Congratulations. I can't believe its been 4 years since the last book probably because I still drool over those pages.


Heidi- Just got your book today from Amazon and went thru each page quickly. Wow - what a great book and great addition to my collection of your other 3 books. I love the recipes, diversity in cuisines and the photography. Excited to add some of these recipes to my menu next week. Great job!!


Can't wait to buy this book and cook from it! I read that it was forthcoming from Food52. As usual, the photos here are amazing! Best of luck although I doubt you'll need it!

Benjamin C.

Hi Heidi, I just ordered your cookbook from Amazon. I am not even a vegetarian anymore, but I subscribe to your blog and love it. The new cookbook is a gorgeous work of art and I can't wait to check out the recipes as well. I am looking forward to a rainy overcast day where I can sit in my chair and peruse this wonderful book.

Tracy Sturdivant

Such beautiful photos and recipes already! I can't wait to get my hands on this one! Congrats on another beautiful cookbook. :)

Sarah from Soymilk + Honey

Congratulations Heidi! I was so excited to hear a plug this morning for Near and Far this morning on WNYC (NPR station in new York city). Can't wait to see the book and start cooking once my kitchen renovation is over. I hope other readers will share their experiences with your wonderful recipes.

Anne Igelbrink

So excited for you... good wishes Heidi. I have been following your journey for long and every little excitement in your journey seems like my own. Can't wait to get a copy of this new book in my hand.


very exciting, saw it at The Gardener last weekend but am waiting for a signed copy--hopefully?--at Camino this week. love your books, Heidi!


So exciting! I love this roundup/preview. I heard a 10 Speed press ad on KQED highlighting Near and Far this morning. Almost there!


My copy is coming this week! I can't wait to sit down with it and a cup of tea, and start tagging recipes, dreaming of places I want to go.


Congratulations Heidi! I am so excited to get your new book, will you be doing any book signings in the Southern California area?


Congrats Heidi! So excited for you and this beautiful book. Really looking forward to the dinner on Thurs :)


I just ordered my copy and I can't wait to read through it. Is there any chance you're coming to Chicago?


Wishing you a million felicitations on the new cookbook Heidi, that is a landmark achievement. That, and helping me catch the cooking bug. Thanks =) It's funny, my daughters kindergartens teacher is named aptly mrs. cook. So my 5 year old asks if she likes to cook. No, is the answer, but my husband does.

Laura ~ Raise Your Garden

So excited for you Heidi - will be so great to have a copy in my hands in a few weeks and see up close all the gorgeous snippets we have been seeing these past months in their full context! I know I am going to love it!!


dear heidi, congratulations!! i've been SO excited about this for a year or so(?!) now. as much as i would love to dive right into your new book on the release date on my kindle, i've chosen to have a hardcover copy, which i don't do too often these days.. so it'll still be a little while more until i finally get to have it delivered all the way to japan. can't wait!! congratulations again xx

HS: xo Chika! It'd be even better if I could hand-deliver ;)


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