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

  • 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 ;-)
  • Andrea McIntosh
    Wow, this book looks wonderful! I'm from Peru but I am living in the US. I'm pretty biased towards Peruvian food (it really is so delicious, though) but my runner up would be Indian. Cheers! Andrea McIntosh
  • Hi! I am Shelley from North Carolina, United States. I eat a lot of International food and enjoy trying new spices/flavors, but I think my favorite type of International food has to be curry! There are a million different ways to make curry :)
  • Sandra
    Hi there! I am writing from Lisbon, Portugal and am a big fan and follower of your blog. I love Moroccan, Indian and Asian cuisine, but naturally love my countries cuisine as well, which is more Mediterranean. Wish you all the best!
  • Sue
    My name is Sue from Atlanta, GA, USA and my favorite cuisine is probably Persian food. However, I spent a summer in South India and also really love South Indian food (very different from North Indian!)
  • Lauren limbird
    I am from the US. I love middle eastern flavors! The warmth of their spices and colors attract all my senses.
  • Romy
    Hi there :) Im from Germany and love travelling. Most times I eat italian inspired dishes. But I fell in love with thai-food on my last journey ;)
  • Yay for the new book!!! I'm Susanna from Italy and my favourite style is Italian-with-a-nordic-twist... does that even exist?!? Well it does in my world! Wishing you all the best, you guys rock xxx
  • Natalie
    Huge congratulations on the book! I adore your family and recipes - I'm a lifelong veggie so your site is like heaven. You've got me hooked on buckwheat porridge. My favourite cuisine is middle eastern. Good luck with everything! X
  • Emilie
    Hi, I'm from France, and I'm really fan of your previous book Green Kitchen. It is difficult to choose, beacause there's a lot of wonderful cuisine in the world, but I think my favourite one is Lebanese one :-).
  • Laura
    Hey, I'm from Germany and can't wait to have a look at your book! I love your recipes, just made the Veggi-Lasagne last night. I probably eat Italian food most of the time but enjoy dishes from India and Morocco at lot as well.

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