Heidi Swanson's approach to cooking whole, natural foods has earned her a global readership. From her Northern California kitchen, she introduced us to a less-processed world of cooking and eating through her award-winning blog, 101 Cookbooks. In her first cookbook, Super Natural Cooking, she taught us how to expand our pantries and integrate nutrient-rich superfoods into our diets. With her latest James Beard Award-winning book, Super Natural Every Day, Heidi helps us make nutritionally packed meals part of our daily repertoire by sharing a sumptuous collection of nearly 100 of her go-to recipes.
Heidi's style is equal parts inspiration and instruction, showing us how to create a welcoming table filled with nourishing food for friends and family. Her seductively flavorful vegetarian recipes illustrate the beauty of uncomplicated dishes prepared well, demonstrating her approach to a healthy and sophisticated natural foods lifestyle.
Heidi's work has appeared in Food & Wine, Saveur, Glamour, the Washington Post, Time, Fast Company, Utne Reader and the Vegetarian Times, as well as on Salon and NPR online. Heidi lives, cooks and writes in San Francisco.
Q: What does "super natural" cooking mean to you?
A: It just means eating and cooking with ingredients that are as close to their natural state as possible. Minimally processed — cream paddled into butter, tomatoes made into sauce, that sort of thing. I like to know what I'm eating and where it came from.