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 just bought this book a few weeks ago and I'm in love! The photos, the recipes, the stories... I love how you've incorporated your travels into every recipe in this book. It's really so unique and special :)
  • Florence
    Is an Italian version foreseen? May be soooo great...
  • Karina
    Thank you so much for writing such a wonderful book! My husband got this book for me for my birthday last fall and I love it! It rarely gets put away since I use it so much!
  • I can't wait for my copy to arrive! And I've just noticed that I also have that same soup dish - wonderful!
  • Jude
    What is the music that backs this video. It is superb. Please let me know.
  • Bravo! Allways wonderful food and beautiful photos. I love it all. You are so inspiring :-) And off course I will buy your new book. I too love food, travelling, photography and the beauty in life. Many kind greetings from / bedste hilsner fra Aarhus, DK
  • Bindi
    I just received your new book yesterday and have already tried the noodle-less pad Thai and overnight oat recipes - just so delicious not to mention quick and easy. Thank you for again sharing your fabulous insights. Much love and sunshine from Australia :)
  • Enrica
    just received your new book.....E' FAN TA STI CO!!!!!!!LO ADORO! I've read it in one breath and when it came to end I was so sad!!!I would never have wanted it to end .... I have appreciated a lot the introduction, it transmits equilibrium and positiveness...and so much love and intelligence! the recipes are fantastic! I adore them all and today i'm going to try the first!! if will ever want to take a trip in the north of Italy (Mantova, Parma, Bologna) know that my house and my car are free to yours complete disposition! Enrica
  • Malou
    Hi, I got your new book this week and I cooked your Ribollita version this evening. The whole family adored it. I took olive oil with a taste of lemon and I added a teaspoon of Basil Pesto in each plate. It was delicious :)
  • Frankie
    Been to London these past days and the best thing I brought back with me is your new book. It was on display at one of the large bookshop-chains there and as soon as i saw it there, it made my day! Might I say, I think I like it even better than your first one. And I really like the way you are weaving your personal experience into your delicious recipies. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Frankie
  • I can't wait to check this book out, I've been waiting for it to come out (I follow your accounts on IG) though I lost track of time. I can see now that's it's out and well! I can't wait .. also, your family lives a truly inspiring and creative life. In fact, much of what you post is an inspiration to me as I'm redesigning my life and making sure I'm living a life I actually love! Anyway, all this praise to say I can't wait to see the book :)
  • Michèle
    I have received your new book today. Tonight`s dinner was the creamy polenta with goat cheese and mushrooms. It was delicious and i really love the book. It`s the way i like to eat cook and enjoy....thank you!
  • Monika
    Hi everyone, first of all - thank you for inspirations and nice recipes, the pictures are beatiful - I think I just neeed to have my lunch :-) I am from Slovakia and I love Mediterranean cuisine and french cuisine. Enjoy your day and your meal!
  • Laura
    The book looks amazing! I'm going away travelling until February so will wait until I am more settled to buy the book. It would have to be stored away otherwise. I hope I can have as much fun away from home as you seem too! The soup recipe looks delicious and will be tried tonight! Thank you :)
  • so good! love this bean soup. i pre-ordered your book and i can't wait!
  • Your photographs are like paintings! Such a great balance of colour and composition. They are an inspiration for me on my blog. Oh, and your recipes are pretty good too ;)
  • Daniela
    Hi guys, Daniela here from Australia. Love your beautiful food and images, thank you, very inspiring! My favourite cuisine is Peruvian cuisine.
  • Nina Lilja
    Nina Lilja from Östervåla, Sweden. My favourite cuisine is hard to decide but a favourite is Mediterranian food.
  • Christine
    This may have been asked already, but are there many recipes including dairy in this cookbook? Dairy doesn't sit well with me, so I was just wondering. It looks beautiful!
  • Sonya
    Sonya from Australia and my favourite cuisine is middle eastern food, things like Falafel, Tabouleh, Hummus and grilled eggplant! Love your blog too!

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