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AUTHOR EVENT! Thurs. June 8. Hetty McKinnon in conversation with Soleil Ho. Tenderheart: A Cookbook About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds. 6:30 p.m. FREE TO ATTEND!

Pre-order a signed copy here! Ships after event. 

PLANNING TO ATTEND? NO NEED TO CLICK THE PURCHASE BUTTON OR R.S.VP. - JUST COME! We'll also have plenty of copies on hand to purchase at the event.

Heritage and food have always been linked for Hetty McKinnon. Growing up as part of a Chinese family in Australia, McKinnon formed a deep appreciation for her bicultural identity, and for her father, who moved to Sydney as a teenager and learned English while selling bananas at a local market. As he brought home crates full of produce after work, McKinnon learned about the beauty and versatility of fruits and vegetables.

Tenderheart is the happy outcome of McKinnon’s love of vegetables. From Miso Mushroom Ragu with Baked Polenta to Celery and Vermicelli Spring Rolls to Sweet Potato and Black Sesame Marble Bundt, Tenderheart features 22 essential fruits and vegetables that become the basis for over 180 recipes. In this tender tribute to her father and his experience as an immigrant, McKinnon explores how food connects us to our loved ones, even when they are no longer with us—and gives us the tools to make recipes that are healthful, economical, and bursting with flavor.

 About Soleil Ho:

Soleil Ho is a Vietnamese-American writer, podcaster, and burnt-out chef. While currently an opinion columnist and cultural critic at The San Francisco Chronicle, they served as the paper’s restaurant critic for 4 years. In 2022, they won the James Beard Foundation’s Craig Claiborne Distinguished Restaurant Review Award.


A note about our in-person events:

If you're vaccinated, masks are optional. If you're unvaccinated, we require you to wear a mask while in the shop.  Event capacity is 50 people, first come, first served and standing room only. 

As always, signed books will be available for anyone who wants one. If you can't make it to the talk, pre-order a signed copy of the book and we'll ship it to you! Pre-order a signed copy here! Ships after event.

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