Green Kitchen Travels + Ribollita

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Our new book has finally been released in the UK and Australia! And already next week it will be available throughout the US. We really hope that you will find it an inspiring and helpful tool in the kitchen and also something beautiful that you want to keep in your home. And who knows, it might even trigger you to save up some money (actually, most of our travels have been done on very low budget) and bring the family or friends on your own travel adventures.

To celebrate the occasion, we have created this book video. We filmed one half of the video in Marrakesh last winter and the rest quite recently with a little baby boy dangling on David’s shoulder while he was filming. So if you find the video shaky, Isac is to blame. Enjoy!

Apart from all the recipes (more than 90 of them), we are also quite fond of the personal stories behind many of the recipes. Just like on this blog, the stories give the recipes extra flavour. You will find insights in our escapades that we haven’t shared on the blog before. Like the time in Sicily when we spent a night in a car to save money after a few too hefty restaurant bills. Or the look on David’s face when we visited a Californian Avocado farm and were told to watch out for the rattle snakes… The chapter about traveling with kids is also not to be missed.

You can order the book within the UK from Waterstones (at the moment they have a £5 discount) or Amazon.co.uk.
In Australia from Booktopia. And in the US from Amazon.com.
Or just pick up a copy from your local book seller.

If you already have received the book and like it, please leave a review on the book sellers site. Thank you!!!

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The giveaway is closed. Big congrats to Sonja from Vancouver for winning a signed copy of the book!!! Thank you to ALL of you who entered the giveaway and shared your favorite cuisine. We loved reading through all of the 1047 comments! Mediterranean food seems to be a favorite among many of you. Big love!!! /David, Luise, Elsa & Isac

Giveaway! 
To make things extra fun, we are also giving away a signed copy of the book. The giveaway is open worldwide! Simply leave a comment with your name, where you are from and what your favorite cuisine from around the world is. We will pick one winner using random.org. The giveaway closes on Thursday at midnight and will be announced on Friday.

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We are sharing one recipe from the book today. This rustic bread and bean soup sums up all the things I love about the italian way of cooking. Even if many italians themselves are very fashionable, with high heels, sunglasses and expensive clothes, their cooking is the opposite; simple, rustic and down to earth. They don’t need any fancy accessories to cook up the most delicious and beautiful meals. A few good-quality vegetables, fresh herbs and beans are quickly turned into a warm and comforting soup. In Tuscany it is common to add some day-old bread and a few slices of Parmesan to it, but if you are vegan or gluten intolerant they can be left out.

Zuppa di Ribollita

2 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil, plus extra for serving 1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 carrots, diced
a pinch of dried chilli flakes
10 sage leaves
a handful flat leaf parsley, leaves picked 1 tomato, diced
1 courgette (zucchini), halved lengthwise and sliced
300 g (101⁄2 oz) cavolo nero green kale or Savoy cabbage
100 g (3/1⁄2 oz/1⁄2 cup) dried cannellini beans, soaked and cooked (or a 400g/14 oz can, drained)
about 1 litre (34 fl oz/4 cups) vegetable stock or water
sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

To Serve
4 slices wholegrain sourdough bread, cubed or torn in pieces
a piece of Parmesan cheese, shaved

Heat the oil in a saucepan. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, chilli and sage and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes until softened but not browned. Add the parsley, tomato and courgette and cook for a couple of minutes. Add the cavolo nero and beans and cover with stock or water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Season to taste. The soup should be the consistency of a thick stew with a little broth. Serve in bowls and arrange bread cubes, shaved Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of olive oil over each.

1072 Comments

  • Courtney
    Hi I'm Courtney from Australis. My favourite cuisine is Lebanese.
  • Hey. I´m for Denmark and is very inspired by our blog and pictures. My favourite dish is chicken with cashewnut - best when eaten with my sweetheart i thailand.
  • Hi my name is Carol, I live in Toronto and I love Indian food and spices.
  • Anouk
    Looking forward to (aka: Drooling over) this new beauty of yours!! I'm Anouk, from Belgium, and I try to savor the local cuisine of places I'm visiting: local food = great food. xo
  • Congrats on the new book and the recent addition to your family, guys! :) I'm Katharina from Germany and I cannot wait to page through your book. The food and all the colors look fantastic! My favorite cuisine is probably Italian but I'm also in love with all the innovative, sustainable kitchen ideas from the Nordics.
  • Julie
    First of all I want to thank you so much for this wonderful blog which has given me so much inspiration in my transition to a more plant based diet. If I must pick a favourite cuisine I must land on indian, but I love trying new things and eat diverse. Best of luck with your new book, it looks amazing! Julie from Norway :)
  • Sue
    I'm Sue from Australia. I love your blog and your first book, both of which play an important role in my family's kitchen. My favourite cuisine would be veggie laksa from Malaysia.
  • Julia Finnane
    Hello! I can't wait to read your new book. I'm Julia from Australia and my favourite cuisine would have to be Japanese. This soup looks delicious too!
  • Anita
    Hej! Min favorit är det ungerska köket, varifrån jag kommer.
  • madeleine
    Congrats on the book you guys! I would love a copy, hint hint ;) Ah such a tough choice- but I would have to say that my favourite cuisine is...Indian. The bold flavours/colours/veg focus = flavourbombs.
  • Linda Mantau
    Hello, hej och grattis på er nya fina kokbok! I simply love the Indian cuisine with all its hearty stews and warm spices! Greetings from Germany, Linda
  • Addi
    Sounds amazing to travel the world and get to know the country through its typically food. That´s the way I also do it, but mostly in Europe, due to expensive flights. So, your book would take me a little further and for sure awakes my wanderlust. Congratulations to your second book, the first one is already on my shelf and waits for its companion ;-)
    • Addi
      Ahhh, sorry, forgot to say I am from Germany and I love Mediterranean Cuisine, especially Greek Cuisine. All best!
  • Hi! I'm Dao from France and a big fan of yours :) Looks like a wonderful book is being released again! As for my favorite food, apart from the fact that I like with lots of herbs and veggies I would naturally consider Vietnamese food which brings me back to my roots! Good luck with the book, Best
  • Well, my name is Valentina, I'm from northern Italy (I love your ribollita, I lived for 10 month is Florence, where it comes from!) and I love indian and japanese cuisine! Italian too maybe, but it's in my daily routine ;) I can't wait to browse your new book!
  • Congratulations on your new book! I am Cristina from Italy: I obviously adore our food but I am also very fond of Indian cuisine. Hugs :-)
  • Amanda Scapini
    Congrats!! Watched the video on your youtube channel last night. My name is Amanda, I´m from Brasil, and my food choice, though I really love to experiment is from the north and northeast region of my country. Good luck with the new book!
  • Franziska
    Congratulations on the publication of your second book! My name is Franziska Hannig, I'm from Musberg, a lovely village in Germany, and I LOVE indian food!
  • Charlotte, Denmark
    The avocados in Panama that woke us up as they fell from the tree as green oversized raindrops. Best breakfast ever!
  • Annie
    Hello! I'm Annie! I am from the US but I live in the UK. My favourite cuisine du jour is Korean, but I also just love flavour profiles of the Middle East. Congratulations on your new book! Also, I didn't find the video shaky :) It was lovely. The book looks as beautiful, vibrant and interesting as your first book. Cheers!!!
  • Christine
    i follow your blog and good eats religiously and LOVE to travel--so this new book sounds like the perfect early christmas gift for me ;) I recently traveled to China and fell absolutely in love with everything dumpling! Pan-fried, steamed...it doesn't matter as long as it's juicy! I live in Baltimore, MD :)
    • Natalie
      First of all, congratulations on the publication! The cover looks absolutely divine, and I'd love to have a copy. I'm from Melbourne, currently living in Sydney, but I have a Thai and Indonesian background - so I love all kinds of cultures and their foods! However, my favourite cuisine is Japanese, because of the freshness and simplicity.

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