Alligators and Butterflies


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.


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 if you live in the states, Waterstones or 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.





  • Congratulations on your beautiful book! I'm sure I'll find a lot of inspiration there!
  • Congratulations on your second cookbook, the photographs look very enticing. I own your first book wondering when this book will release in Canada? Thanks!
  • Saskia
    Yaaaaaaay!!! I'm so much looking forward to this! Wish I could make the Stir Fried Red Rice just now!
  • Jemma
    Huge congratulations! I absolutely love your website (app too!) and cookbook and am delighted there is a new one. I will be pre-ordering today, thank you! It looks amazing; you are both seriously talented.
  • That is so exciting!! Congratulations! I've been traveling for 4 months now, so very excited about this. Travel and food are my passions! I'll be living in Australia by then, so will add this to my wish list =) {Teffy's Perks} X
  • Els
    Pre-order: check! Very much looking forward to this new book!
  • Congratulations! The pictures look stunning and I cannot wait to hold your new book in my hands!
  • Ana
    Is it available in French?
  • Elena
    Congratulations! I am so excited to see your new book! I can't wait :)
  • Congrats, this is so cool!
  • Congratulations! I can only imagine the pride that comes from producing a body of work like that. Especially one that looks so beautiful. Cant wait to find this in the shops.
  • Sophie
    Just red this post whilst being up in the air flying back to San Francisco.5 seconds later, my preorder was confirmed. This made my day. Congratulations on this new book and thank you for all the continuous inspiration and generosity in sharing your love for those natural true pleasures of life
  • Congratulations, guys! It looks like a beautiful book, and I can't wait to own a copy!
  • heather
    I absolutely love your site and all of the recipes that I have tried have been fabulous! I have to admit, though, that what really draws me in is your incredible photography! So I am quite curious to ask, is that a Fuji x100 on the cover of your book? I am going to be traveling for a year, and I am very interested in getting the x100s. How do you like it? Do you ever use it for your photo shoots, or mostly just for street photography? Thanks for any info and all the best on your new book! I am looking forward to it! :)
  • Karin
    So looking forward to the new book. I will wait until it's in one of my favorite NYC, local independently-owed bookstores.
  • Stephanie
    This looks AMAZING! I love your first book and cook from it often (just tried the omelette rolls with thyme and apple and cottage cheese this past weekend...mmmm) and so I will definitely be buying this one and encouraging others to do so as well.
  • Raffinee
    Congrats! I have to say, when the tag line: "Oh the feeling to finally hold something in your hand that you have..." popped up on my email this morning I thought Luise delivered the baby :-) haha. While I continue to eagerly wait for your new addition, I am THRILLED at your new book release! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy! Speaking of travel-I know you guys have spent a lot of time in Rome, I am traveling there with my wife in September and would love some recommendations of places to eat- is there a post on your website where you talk about places you have been? Or can you offer any suggestions? Thanks again!
  • Sarah
    Congratulations! And of course it's possible to preorder the book in your localthe bookshop as well!
  • Congratulations!! I can't wait to see and try and taste your travel inspired recipes.. this looks amazing!
  • I don't have words for how excited I am to get my hands on this book!!! I'm in love with your first book and cook from it frequently (not to mention the time I spend ogling at the beautiful photos and finding inspiration in the recipes) - I'm sure that this new book will be another perfect treasure!! Congratulations!
  • Janna
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I am the most excited!!
  • Oh my gosh, I'm so excited to get my hands on this book! I STILL don't have the first one.. I'll probably just end up ordering both at once. Congratulations, you worked really hard for this!
  • Loes
    Will it be translated in Dutch as well?
  • Rebecca Durr
    Congratulations! I am so excited Australia gets it so soon. I will be buying it for loads of Aussie families as Christmas presents (or as in Australian - Chrissie Pressies).
  • Tina
    Det ser underbart ut, jag ser fram emot er bok så mycket. Den kommer att förgylla hela min höst:)
  • Eva
    Congratulation! I can’t wait to have it in my hands.
  • Cannot wait! how exciting!!?!
  • congratulation to you ... looks great and i`m looking forward to have your second book in my old farmacy ... take care and lots of love from the isle .... gudrun

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