Green Kitchen Travels + Ribollita


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
In Australia from Booktopia. And in the US from
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!!!


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

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 The giveaway closes on Thursday at midnight and will be announced on Friday.



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.


  • Chloe
    You guys!! So excited for this new book, it looks as beautiful as the family who made it :) congratulations on the book and the new bub! My name is Chloe and I love in Perth, Australia. My favourite cuisine had to be Turkish... Or Lebanese. I just love the warming spices, the apricots and dates, the sticky sweet desserts!
  • Hejhej! Jag heter Wilma och är en sextonårig tjej från Sverige, närmare sagt Örebro. Det kök som jag gillar allra bäst är det indiska köket, är verkligen helt förälskad i alla underbara kryddor! :)
  • Ayleen
    I just love your work! I'm german but I really like the italian and spanish cusine :)
  • Anna Lise
    Hallo, I am Anna-Lise from Denmark. I love pasta pomodoro from Italy.
  • Miriam
    I can't wait to own your new book! Already love the first one. I'm from Germany and my favourite cuisine ... depends on the season. During spring/ summer I love Italian/ Spanish food, during winter I try to escape the cold weather by cooking Chinese and Indian Food. Lots of greetings! Miriam =)
  • Tori
    Hi, Tori from Australia - love reading your blog and trying out your fabulous recipes - my favourite cuisine - Indian. Congrats on the new book!
  • Erin D.
    Hello, from Loveland, C.O., U.S.A. Congratulations, you guys! The book looks absolutely amazing! Thank you for always providing such inspiration, and deliciously healthy recipes for us. My husband and I used to work as full-time missionaries, so we had the pleasure of traveling all around the world (Except for Africa, somehow we missed that giant continent.). Every culture had such marvelous food. I especially loved the cuisines of China and Southern Thailand. However, the curries of India are probably my favorite. I'm excited to read about and enjoy the treasures your family has found in their travels. Thank you!
  • Agnes Lindgren
    Yayyy! New book :D My name is Agnes Lindgren from Sweden and my favorite food is from the Lebanese kitchen! Can wait to try your new recipes! GRATTIS
  • I saw the book trailer on your youtube channel yesterday. The video is so beautiful and I imagine the book is too. I'm so excited to get my hands on a copy (though as signed copy would top it off). Favourite cuisine is such a difficult one! I love the richness and sweetnes of north African flavours but I can never say no to sushi and light, salty miso soup...I don't think I could ever settle for a single favourite.
  • Anneli
    Love your blog its such an inspiration. Love Mediterranean food
  • Congratulations on the book!! How exciting! My name is Deepa and I am from Sydney, Australia. While I relish Italian, Japanese and Mexican cuisine, my heart will always be with Indian cuisine where my roots lie.
  • Marina
    Congratulations on this new book!!! I am from France. I love to taste different foods all the time, but if I have to pick one cuisine, this is definitely Indian: the spices, the colours, both character and delicacy... it's like a whole country summarized in a meal! I had the chance to be taught how to cook indian food by a lovely Indian woman when I was in Scotland. She was gave me the taste for cooking. Now, your blog is an amazing inspiration for my family's vegetarian, healthy, but yet tasteful and happy diet!
  • Hello there! I'm Rossi from Charleston, SC, USA, and I must say my favorite cuisine is my native Greek food. Love it!
  • Julia
    Hi! I'm Julia from Hungary and I really love Italian cuisine!:-)
  • Li
    Congratulations! I'm from Sweden and prefer vegetarian food. But i really like the Vietnamese cuisine.
  • Torri Miller
    I love all your recipes! Im from Tallahassee, Florida and my favorite food is Cuban food (I was born and raised in Miami and am half Cuban:)
  • Jenny
    I am Jenny from Finland and your blog and the previous book is amazing. My favourite cuisine at the moment is my own garden.
  • Lee
    I'm Lee from Madison, WI. So hard to pick a favorite cuisine but I guess I'll go with Indian. Thanks for all you do!
  • Katrine Kühnell
    I'm from Denmark, and my favorite is currently Indian, mhhh, those veggie currys.
  • Dagmara
    I'm Dagmara from Poland. I really like your blog! You inspire me :) My favourite cuisine? I guess Italian and Indian :)
  • Kati
    I'm Kati from London... and my favourite cuisine changes all the time but is currently Georgian... aubergines with walnut, cottage cheese khinkali, acharuli kachapuri, pkhali, tolma... the list goes on.
  • I just love your previous book and can't wait until the next is arriving. Live in the same area as you guys, Södermalm and I love food in generell. But nothing can compete with noodle soups and dumpling!
  • Hannah
    Hello! I'm Hannah, from the USA. I love Mediterranean-style cooking, particularly since it makes vegetarian food easy and delicious :)
  • Loa
    Seems too exciting ! Well, as far as I am concerned, It is very difficult to choose the best world's food... I may indulge on Ayurvedic indian cooking, light and nourishing,Italian food so full of colors and subtile perfumes, thaï food... Ans as I am french and living in France, of course we have many temptations in our country ! I wish you the best for your new book ! Laurence
  • Oana
    Hello guys! Congratulations on the new book! Can`t wait to get my hands on it! I`m from Romania and I`m a big fan of Mediterranean food: simple, fresh, full of flavor.
  • Michelle
    Loved the video styling and music! Congrats on your newest book! My name is Michelle, from Australia and I am obsessed with Japanese food ;-)
  • Hello there!! I absolutely love your blog - my family are making the conversion to plant based living as my Dad has recently been diagnosed with a form of leukaemia. I have been cooking your wonderful food to bring to him in the hospital and it is bringing him and I so much joy to try new things together (that taste so good!) Your feta spinach pie with an oat crust brought his appetite back after feeling so ill and all the horrible hospital food. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I would love to enter your giveaway! My name is Emily, I'm from London, England and my favourite cuisine is Italian!! (Although I also love Asian cuisines and have only recently started discovering how to cook them!!) With all my love and best wishes, Emily xxx
  • I'm from Canada, and I love to travel. In fact, a trip to Italy in my early 20s was what got me interested in food in the first place. Unfortunately, flying anywhere from here is very expensive. As a fellow blogger, I really appreciate all the work you put into your posts. The pictures are amazing! My book is already preordered...
  • Hi I'm Jacki of Two Forks One Love! I'm writing from just outside of Washington, DC in Arlington, Virginia. My favorite cuisine is Jamaican -- we went there on our honeymoon and those flavors always take me right back to the beautiful Jamaican beaches!
  • Hi! I'm Montse from Barcelona. I'm a huge fan of Italian cuisine, but my favourite is still the Catalan cuisine, can't help it, it's in my DNA ;-)

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