'Community is just as important as the food. For me, the joy in food is in the sharing. The memories, conversations and rituals that happen around a family table are long-lasting and significant.'

It’s been three years since salad queen and bestselling author of the Community and Neighbourhood cookbooks Hetty McKinnon packed up her incredibly successful Surry Hills salad delivery service, Arthur Street Kitchen, and set up shop in Brooklyn. There, Hetty continued what she is best known for ­– building community through the creation and sharing of exceptional food. In August, Hetty returns to Sydney to launch her new cookbook, Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish

Fellow food-lover, and host of ABC’s Back in Time for Dinner, Annabel Crabb sits down for an intimate conversation with Hetty about her approach to modern, uncomplicated, hearty and healthy cooking that is powered by vegetables. They'll discuss the classic meals Hetty serves around her own family table, from the heirloom recipes passed on by her mother to old family favourites and variations on much-loved comfort food, repackaged with a healthier outlook.

Join Hetty and Annabel at Giant Dwarf for a cosy night as they chat about Family, the pleasures of cooking cruciferous crops, and the joyful connection that is felt when sharing food with others.


Book offer: Gleebooks are offering $5 off the price of Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish when you purchase your ticket. Select the book and talk ticket option when you purchase. Your copy of Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish will be available for collection at the talk. 

Hetty McKinnon will be signing books after the event. 

Egyptian Street Food from Koshari Korner will be available before and after the conversation. 

Hetty McKinnon (Australian )


Hetty McKinnon is a home cook with a passion for vegetables. In 2011, she established Arthur Street Kitchen, a community kitchen with a simple concept: local food for local people. From her inner-city terrace kitchen in Surry Hills, Sydney, Hetty dreamed up and cooked flavour-packed, hearty, seasonal salads, which she delivered to locals on her bicycle.

In 2015, Hetty, with her family and Arthur Street Kitchen in tow, relocated to the rather larger neighbourhood of Brooklyn, New York City, where she continues to deliver salads to locals, run creative pop-up events and cater lunches, making food friends along the way. Hetty also writes about her experience of food, life and adventure in Brooklyn on her blog.

Hetty is the author of the Community and Neighbourhood cookbooks. Her new book Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish will be released in August 2018. 

Annabel Crabb (Australian)

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Annabel Crabb is one of Australia's most beloved journalists. She is a writer and broadcaster for the ABC, writes a weekly opinion column for Fairfax, is the author of the bestselling book The Wife Drought and is a sought-after speaker and presenter. As host of the ABC's enormously popular series Kitchen Cabinet, Annabel has broken bread with Australia's most influential political leaders and shared her magnificent desserts in kitchens around the country. She broadcasts a top-rating podcast (Chat 10 Looks 3) with friend and colleague Leigh Sales and her latest book is Special Delivery, a cookbook with Wendy Sharpe.