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.


  • I am so excited about the new book! I already love the first one so much! I am Charly from Germany. My favorite cuisine is the Mediterranean one and I spice it up with Curries, which is slightly more Asian. Wishing you the best!
  • Anna
    My name is Anna, I am spanish but living in Germany. Since I am there I realized how good spanish food is and how much I miss the mediterranean diet!!!
  • LB
    Hello from Washington, DC! Congrats on the book -- it looks like it would be a lovely addition to anyone's collection! As a frequent, global traveler, I have fallen in love with many cuisines and would have a hard time picking just one favorite. I lean toward the more exotic, though: Malaysian curry laksa, Indian dosa, Ethiopian wat, and on from there.
  • Aleksandra
    Hi, I'm Aleksandra from Kraków (Poland) and I loved Portugese cuisine when I visited Lisbon a couple of years ago.
  • Anne
    Congratulations on the book, it looks wonderful! My Name is Anne and I´m from Germany. I love Thai-food, the Indian and Italian´s just to hard to pick a favorite!
  • Tamara
    Hi guys, must say that I'm ever so glad I found this blog. It has been a big inspiration for me to get from the realm of ideas to actually realizing them, so - thanks! Also, thanks for your insights on healthy baby food! I really love various cuisines, but my favourite must be Middle Eastern cuisine with lots of cumin and cinnamon, and maybe closely followed by Israeli cuisine with tons of eggplants and paprika, mmmm! Wishing you a lovely, colorful fall from Slovenia!
  • Vivian
    My Name is Vivian, I'm from Berlin and I LOVE Malaysian food - it combines the best of Indian and Southeastasian flavors :)
  • Lena
    Hello, I'm Lena from Germany, but for the moment I live in Cambodia. It's really hard to choose a favourite cuisine. I think I'm in love with any kind of good food wether it's from India, Indonesia, Italy or elsewhere in the world. I'm just in love with any well prepared veg!
  • Hello family! I'm Eva, From Sintra, Portugal, living in Spain. Devotional follower of GKS!(would love to have that beautiful book in my hands soon! :)) I'm ridiculous craving on Portuguese pastry lately....
  • Silja
    I can't wait to get my hands on your new book and a signed copy would of course be extra nice :) I'm German, based in Munich with a passion for both food & traveling, currently traveling through Israel and indulging in the most awesome hummus & falafel dishes! Shalom from Jerusalem!
  • janina
    Hi! My name is Janina and im a huge fan of Vietnamese kitchen!
    • janina
      And i'm from Finland:)
  • Hi! My name is Maria, and I am the editorial assistant at We would love to feature some of your recipes on the website (with credit to you, of course). Please e-mail me if you are interested at Thank you!
  • I "travel" through making recipes from all over the world at home, so I'm very excited about this book. It's so hard to choose one country, though! I think Thai might be my favorite at the moment, but I do really love Moroccan too.
  • Emily
    I am from Memphis, Tennessee, and my favorite global cuisine is Mediterranean.
  • Maria Pedersen
    Hello from Copenhagen, Denmark Congratulations on the new book! I love the concept of it. I do not have a favorite cuisine, but a favorite choice of serving - tapas! That is a winner in my objective because you get to try a little bit of everything and it always makes the dinner more social.
  • Congrats on your book! I’ve really grown to love Mexican food. Didn’t grow up on it, didn’t have anything very authentic in NYC, but now that I’m in LA I’m exposed to a lot of varieties outside of tacos and burritos. xo Lynn
  • Celia
    My name is Celia, I'm from Canada, and I don't have a favourite cuisine. (How could I choose?!)
  • Molly
    Molly and I'm from Sweden. My favorite cuisine is Indian food.
  • Meg
    I am from Michigan in the US (but spent my first eight years growing up in the UK and Australia). I really love cooking and eating Indian food. But I also have a soft spot for the things I ate in my childhood... Sausages, lamingtons, marmalade from backyard oranges, and bread and butter sandwiches from fresh bread, eaten at the beach house! I can't wait to see your new book!
  • Katya
    Hello! i'm Katya from Russia and my favourite kitchen is indian! And russian of cause!
  • I am very excited to get my hands on this baby! Looks so tasty, so pretty. I am a Brooklyn transplant from Puerto Rico. Love mixing Mediterranean flavors with local ingredients. Yay!
  • Eli
    Hi there! Congrats for your book!!! I wish I could buy it, but I fear I won't find it very easily here in Italy.. My favourite cuisine is Italian, of course, especially Tuscan, so your post is a great surprise!
  • Ahu Jespersen
    Hi, I have been following your blog for sometime now and I enjoy it very much! My name is Ahu. I am from Istanbul but I live in Copenhagen, Denmark. My favorite cuisine is Thai!
  • I live in a small town in Iowa, US. I love the community of people that I live with, but enjoy travelling as much as possible. Recently my travels had me backpacking through Europe with my sister for 24 days this past July. My favorite cuisine though, would have to be Greek. Maybe I am nostalgic for the first overseas trip I did without family, but when given the choice, that is what I pick. Looking forward to getting my hands on your book!
  • Claire Wharton
    My name is Claire and I am originally from Australia, but for now call Sweden home (I am the fan of your site who interrupted your weekend at Nytorget the other day). It's so hard to name one but if I had to it would probably be Moroccan!
  • Ditte Kristensen
    Looks like an awesome book! Would love to read it. My name is Ditte and I live in Denmark. I LOVE vietnamese food!
  • Hello:) My name is Mayuu. I'm from Tokyo, but I currently live in Budapest. I absolutely love all of your recipe:) It's hard to choose one favorite cuisine, but I think my favorite food is Gohei mochi- it's grilled rice with sweet miso paste in a popsicle form. Please try if you ever visit Japan;) XO
  • Annie
    Hi :) I'm Annie and I'm currently living in beautiful Berlin. My favourite cuisine.. tough choice.. at the moment I would say Italian, but I also love the flavours of the Middle East. Congratulations on your new book, I can't wait to cuddle up on my couch with a hot mug of tea and browse through it. I loved your first book and am constantly looking through it for inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway! Cheers, Annie
  • Deb Pereira
    I have your first cookbook and follow your blog. I have enjoyed so many of your recipes. Thanks for all the effort you put into sharing your talents with the rest of us. And congrats on the newest addition to your family. My favorite cuisine would have to be Italian.
  • Hi! My name is Ingrid from Norway, and I´m a big fan of your work. My favorite cousine apart from the Nordic, is Mexican. Thanks!

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