by Heidi Swanson
Fans of Swanson’s website 101Cookbooks.com will immediately recognize her signature style, both visual and culinary. A gorgeous embossed cover sets the table for a collection of recipes inspired by Swanson’s enviable lifestyle, which takes her from near (her light-filled San Francisco home) to far (Morocco, Japan, India). Each chapter begins with a list of basic pantry ingredients for each cuisine, followed by recipes that bring those global flavors into your own kitchen. The dishes are at once exotic and familiar, and totally do-able at home. Page through Swanson’s gallery of travel and food photos, and you’ll imagine yourself as a world traveler.
Bryn’s long career in publishing took a left turn sometime around 2010, when she discovered the joy of food writing. Since then, she’s found professional nirvana as the editor of Edible Ohio Valley, author of The Findlay Market Cookbook, and occasional instructor at The Cooking School at Jungle Jim’s. Find her seasonal recipes at writes4food.com.