Known for combining natural whole food recipes with evocative and sensory photography, Heidi Swanson has traveled the globe to create this mouth-watering assortment of vegetarian dishes...
To celebrate the woman behind this beautiful book, we have pulled a few of our favourite quotes from Heidi that gain us insight to how she likes to enjoy and experience her own California-based kitchen.
"I like the kitchen as a blank slate; a place that evolves over time.
I keep it as a neutral space that changes personality according to what’s in season."
"I like to store my spices in glass containers. It’s better than a thousand spice baggies crammed in a drawer."
"I keep things for a long time. It's not about accumulating things. I only add it if makes sense. A lot of things come from people I know, people I have a relationship with, like the ceramics and chopping boards and some of the ingredients. It's comfortable to be surrounded by these things and inspiring to work with them."
[Images above feature wooden chopping boards, Wild Wheat Kumara Sourdough bread, vintage knives, Near & Far by Heidi Swanson $45, Morgan Haines Ceramic Everyday Plates $39, Studiopatro Linen Apron $123.50]
Quotes from Secrets from the Swanson Kitchen. Images by Yasmine Ganley.