Alligators and Butterflies

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Oh this feeling. To finally hold something in your hand that you have worked so much with for the past year. Feeling the weight of the 260 pages, the matte paper and the debossed title on the cover. Remembering the deadline that felt impossible only a few months ago. It’s like all those alligators that have been eating us up from the inside, suddenly have become butterflies that are dancing in our chests. We did it. Another book. It’s here. And in just over a month it will start popping up in book stores.

Green Kitchen Travels is a natural extension of our first book. It has the same format, paper and feeling. But this time it is filled with recipes, photos and stories from our adventures around the world. As well as a special traveling with kids-chapter where we share thoughts and tips that we have picked up on our trips with Elsa. There are almost 100 recipes in the book and most of them are completely new. We’re hoping that you will find lots of favorites – some of ours are the Mexican Breakfast Salad, the No-Noodle Pad Thai and the Torta di Ricotta e Polenta. Oh, the Paletas (bottom photo) are pretty awesome too!

Travel cookbooks are often super inspiring to flip through but not as easy to cook from. We have kept this in mind and focused on recipes that we love and cook at home in our everyday life, using ingredients that are available in most supermarkets. The recipes are influenced by the countries we have visited, but they are in a much greater degree a reflection of us. They are based on the people we have met, the food we have tried and the ingredients we have come across and then adapted to our preferences, cooking habits and style to make our own. Almost all recipes are gluten-free (except two) and many are vegan or have tips on how to make them vegan.

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We know that it was a bit confusing that the US and UK editions of our first book had different covers and titles. So this time we have made things simpler – a universal book for all english speaking countries! This way you can be sure that it’s the same book regardless of where you order it from. And it has all the measurements you need. It is published by the wonderful people at Hardie Grant London.

The release date is 15 September in UK & Australia and one week later in the US. But you can pre-order it right away! From Amazon.com if you live in the states, Waterstones or Amazon.co.uk if you are british and Booktopia in Australia. Or on Book Depository, they ship worldwide.

There will also be a German, Dutch, Swedish and Danish edition available spring 2015. We will keep updating our book site with more information about foreign editions, book signings, contact persons etc.

Regardless of the tight deadlines and the craziness of writing a cookbook, this has been such a dreamy thing to work on. It still feels unreal that we have been able to combine two of the things that we love most – food and travel. We are so grateful for this opportunity and we owe the biggest THANK YOU to you our lovely friends and blog readers, who have followed us through the years and encouraged us to keep doing this. So we made this book for you and we are crossing all our fingers and toes that you will like it.

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80 Comments

  • Ooooh I love the look of those recipes and can't wait to check your book out. Congrats!
  • I am super excited about your second book as I adore your first one. Congratulations!
  • Wow, the book looks amazing! I'm definitely going to buy one, I can't wait to try more of your recipes!
  • I seriously can't wait to have it in my hands. I am traveling a lot and a big part of my travels is food as I usually combine my trips with writing an article or two about it. And soon I'll be taking a small lady with me, so I'm super happy to read the chapter about traveling with kids :)
    • Hi Marta, thank you for your comment and big congrats on the pregnancy! We love all your travel guides (and photos and recipes), so the admiration is mutual. /David
  • That is so exciting, it looks amazing and I have just preordered my copy so I can get it as soon as it is available. Every recipe I tried from your last book was loved so I'm sure this will be a big hit too.
  • Liz B
    Amazing, amazing!! So many congratulations dear friends!! I can not wait to read it!!! Well done, you guys are brilliant and complete power houses of work!! Lots of love xx Liz
  • Congratulations! I am very happy for you. I bought your first book last September while in NY, and I will buy the new one this coming September in Austin, Texas. Food, love and travels... what else?
  • Just amazing!!!You guys rock! Already pre-ordered and can't wait to hold this book in my hands!
  • Charlotte
    Thank you so much to the 3 (4:-)) of you for writing another book ! Looking forward to reading it! Your blog, recipes and the stories you share are very inspiring; GKS is a delight to read and cook from! xxx
  • Congratulations! I am looking forward to find your book in my bookstore. :)
  • Kristina
    I am incredibly excited about this new cookbook of yours! My copy of your first book has been used so much I know it by heart by now :) Can. Not. Wait. To get my hands on the travel book. Well done you! Also, I am super happy to see that it looks like you stuck to both the format, size and layout (and amount of recipes!) - hooray hooray. All the best, Kristina.
  • Congratulations to all 3 of you! It looks absolutely beautiful and I'm sure the recipes are fabulous, if the blog and your first book are anything to go by. Can't wait for its release!
  • Congratulations!!! This looks incredible and very similar to me, I really love they interlacing of recipes and travel narratives. Can't wait to get my hands on one! xx
  • Wow! this is awesome!) My congratulations! I think there is nothing better in life than to do what you really like. wish you to achieve even better successes.))!
  • I just bought your other cookbook and flipping through the pages alone is such joy. I wish I could grab the food straight from the pages... it looks so delicious! How exciting that you will have a second book out - congratulations! If it's anything like your other book, it will be simply wonderful, I'm sure! Looking forward to try recipes from both books soon...
  • Katrine
    That’s great news, I’m very excited to get your next book. Do you know if it will be available in Danish as well?
  • Yvonne
    Looks great!I am curious. Meanwhile, I love your website and recipes. It inspires me lot's of times of the week! Great work Yvonne
  • I am SO excited about this second book and can't wait to get my hands on it in September!
  • Emily
    Congratulations!!! It must be a wonderful feeling and it looks absolutely stunning! Off to pre-order it now. Can't wait to hold it in my hands!

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