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Alligators and Butterflies

Oh this feeling. To finally hold something in your hand that you have worked so much with for the past year. Feeling the weight of the 260 pages, the matte paper and the debossed title on the cover. Remembering the deadline that felt impossible only a few months ago. It’s like all those alligators that have been eating us up from the inside, suddenly have become butterflies that are dancing in our chests. We did it. Another book. It’s here. And in just over a month it will start popping up in book stores.

Green Kitchen Travels is a natural extension of our first book. It has the same format, paper and feeling. But this time it is filled with recipes, photos and stories from our adventures around the world. As well as a special traveling with kids-chapter where we share thoughts and tips that we have picked up on our trips with Elsa. There are almost 100 recipes in the book and most of them are completely new. We’re hoping that you will find lots of favorites – some of ours are the Mexican Breakfast Salad, the No-Noodle Pad Thai and the Torta di Ricotta e Polenta. Oh, the Paletas (bottom photo) are pretty awesome too!

Travel cookbooks are often super inspiring to flip through but not as easy to cook from. We have kept this in mind and focused on recipes that we love and cook at home in our everyday life, using ingredients that are available in most supermarkets. The recipes are influenced by the countries we have visited, but they are in a much greater degree a reflection of us. They are based on the people we have met, the food we have tried and the ingredients we have come across and then adapted to our preferences, cooking habits and style to make our own. Almost all recipes are gluten-free (except two) and many are vegan or have tips on how to make them vegan.


We know that it was a bit confusing that the US and UK editions of our first book had different covers and titles. So this time we have made things simpler – a universal book for all english speaking countries! This way you can be sure that it’s the same book regardless of where you order it from. And it has all the measurements you need. It is published by the wonderful people at Hardie Grant London.

The release date is 15 September in UK & Australia and one week later in the US. But you can pre-order it right away! From Amazon.com if you live in the states, Waterstones or Amazon.co.uk if you are british and Booktopia in Australia. Or on Book Depository, they ship worldwide.

There will also be a German, Dutch, Swedish and Danish edition available spring 2015. We will keep updating our book site with more information about foreign editions, book signings, contact persons etc.

Regardless of the tight deadlines and the craziness of writing a cookbook, this has been such a dreamy thing to work on. It still feels unreal that we have been able to combine two of the things that we love most – food and travel. We are so grateful for this opportunity and we owe the biggest THANK YOU to you our lovely friends and blog readers, who have followed us through the years and encouraged us to keep doing this. So we made this book for you and we are crossing all our fingers and toes that you will like it.





  1. Emily
    Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 18:50 | #

    Congratulations!!! It must be a wonderful feeling and it looks absolutely stunning!
    Off to pre-order it now. Can’t wait to hold it in my hands!

  2. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 18:55 | #

    I am SO excited about this second book and can’t wait to get my hands on it in September!

  3. Yvonne
    Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 19:00 | #

    Looks great!I am curious. Meanwhile, I love your website and recipes. It inspires me lot’s of times of the week!
    Great work

  4. Katrine
    Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 19:10 | #

    That’s great news, I’m very excited to get your next book. Do you know if it will be available in Danish as well?

  5. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 19:57 | #

    I just bought your other cookbook and flipping through the pages alone is such joy. I wish I could grab the food straight from the pages… it looks so delicious! How exciting that you will have a second book out – congratulations! If it’s anything like your other book, it will be simply wonderful, I’m sure! Looking forward to try recipes from both books soon…

  6. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 19:58 | #

    Wow! this is awesome!) My congratulations! I think there is nothing better in life than to do what you really like. wish you to achieve even better successes.))!

  7. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 20:02 | #

    Congratulations!!! This looks incredible and very similar to me, I really love they interlacing of recipes and travel narratives. Can’t wait to get my hands on one! xx

  8. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 21:06 | #

    Congratulations to all 3 of you! It looks absolutely beautiful and I’m sure the recipes are fabulous, if the blog and your first book are anything to go by. Can’t wait for its release!

  9. Kristina
    Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 21:18 | #

    I am incredibly excited about this new cookbook of yours! My copy of your first book has been used so much I know it by heart by now :) Can. Not. Wait. To get my hands on the travel book. Well done you! Also, I am super happy to see that it looks like you stuck to both the format, size and layout (and amount of recipes!) – hooray hooray.

    All the best,


  10. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 21:28 | #

    Congratulations! so excited to see your new book!

  11. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 21:31 | #

    Congratulations! I am looking forward to find your book in my bookstore. :)

  12. Charlotte
    Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 21:41 | #

    Thank you so much to the 3 (4:-)) of you for writing another book ! Looking forward to reading it! Your blog, recipes and the stories you share are very inspiring; GKS is a delight to read and cook from!

  13. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 22:04 | #

    Just amazing!!!You guys rock! Already pre-ordered and can’t wait to hold this book in my hands!

  14. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 22:22 | #

    Congratulations! I am very happy for you. I bought your first book last September while in NY, and I will buy the new one this coming September in Austin, Texas. Food, love and travels… what else?

  15. Liz B
    Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 22:34 | #

    Amazing, amazing!! So many congratulations dear friends!! I can not wait to read it!!! Well done, you guys are brilliant and complete power houses of work!! Lots of love xx Liz

  16. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 23:04 | #

    That is so exciting, it looks amazing and I have just preordered my copy so I can get it as soon as it is available. Every recipe I tried from your last book was loved so I’m sure this will be a big hit too.

  17. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 23:26 | #

    I seriously can’t wait to have it in my hands. I am traveling a lot and a big part of my travels is food as I usually combine my trips with writing an article or two about it. And soon I’ll be taking a small lady with me, so I’m super happy to read the chapter about traveling with kids :)

    • Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 11:43 | #

      Hi Marta, thank you for your comment and big congrats on the pregnancy!
      We love all your travel guides (and photos and recipes), so the admiration is mutual.

  18. Posted 6 Aug ’14 at 23:55 | #

    Wow, the book looks amazing! I’m definitely going to buy one, I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

  19. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 00:08 | #

    I am super excited about your second book as I adore your first one.

  20. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 01:35 | #

    Ooooh I love the look of those recipes and can’t wait to check your book out. Congrats!

  21. Louise
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 03:13 | #

    Congratulations! Can’t wait until it is released. I loved your first cookbook. Just wondering – will it be available in ebook format, either on Amazon Kindle or iBooks?

    • Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 11:39 | #

      Hi Louise, yes it will also be released as an ebook. I know it will be available in iBookstore and I think it will also be available on Amazon Kindle. We’ll let you know as soon as we have more info.

  22. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 03:26 | #

    Cannot wait to get my hands on this book! Looks wonderful!! Congratulations to both of you!


  23. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 04:35 | #

    Congratulations guys! What an accomplishment! I can’t wait to read it!

  24. Monique Wretsell
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 06:12 | #

    Congratulation! I would love to have the book.

  25. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 07:30 | #

    This is so exciting, guys! I’ve been waiting for this book to be released for several months now. I love your first one and I’m sure this one is going to be a favorite as well. Congrats, again!

  26. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 07:34 | #

    A million congratulations, David, Luise and Elsa! Can’t wait to flip through the pages, so inspiring as always! xx

  27. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 08:46 | #

    Congrarulations! I look forward to seeing your new book, which will no doubt be amazing! :)

  28. Inge
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 09:29 | #

    Congratulations.with yor new “baby”
    Will it be released in danish sometime?….Please :-)

  29. Cristabel Davis
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 09:33 | #

    Congratulations Is there a table of contents to peruse before ordering?

  30. Eva
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 10:17 | #

    I love how you make everything so beautiful! Looking forward to this one.

  31. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 10:38 | #

    congratulation to you … looks great and i`m looking forward to have your second book in my old farmacy … take care and lots of love from the isle …. gudrun

  32. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 11:29 | #

    Cannot wait! how exciting!!?!

  33. Eva
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 11:30 | #

    Congratulation! I can’t wait to have it in my hands.

  34. Tina
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 12:14 | #

    Det ser underbart ut, jag ser fram emot er bok så mycket. Den kommer att förgylla hela min höst:)

  35. Rebecca Durr
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 12:31 | #

    Congratulations! I am so excited Australia gets it so soon. I will be buying it for loads of Aussie families as Christmas presents (or as in Australian – Chrissie Pressies).

  36. Loes
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 13:19 | #

    Will it be translated in Dutch as well?

  37. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 14:12 | #

    Oh my gosh, I’m so excited to get my hands on this book! I STILL don’t have the first one.. I’ll probably just end up ordering both at once. Congratulations, you worked really hard for this!

  38. Janna
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 14:31 | #

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY I am the most excited!!

  39. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 14:40 | #

    I don’t have words for how excited I am to get my hands on this book!!! I’m in love with your first book and cook from it frequently (not to mention the time I spend ogling at the beautiful photos and finding inspiration in the recipes) – I’m sure that this new book will be another perfect treasure!! Congratulations!

  40. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 15:02 | #

    will definitely buy! will it be available on adlibris?

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  42. Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 16:57 | #

    Congratulations!! I can’t wait to see and try and taste your travel inspired recipes.. this looks amazing!

  43. Sarah
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 20:49 | #

    Congratulations! And of course it’s possible to preorder the book in your localthe bookshop as well!

  44. Raffinee
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 21:18 | #

    Congrats! I have to say, when the tag line: “Oh the feeling to finally hold something in your hand that you have…” popped up on my email this morning I thought Luise delivered the baby :-) haha. While I continue to eagerly wait for your new addition, I am THRILLED at your new book release! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! Speaking of travel-I know you guys have spent a lot of time in Rome, I am traveling there with my wife in September and would love some recommendations of places to eat- is there a post on your website where you talk about places you have been? Or can you offer any suggestions? Thanks again!

  45. Stephanie
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 23:05 | #

    This looks AMAZING! I love your first book and cook from it often (just tried the omelette rolls with thyme and apple and cottage cheese this past weekend…mmmm) and so I will definitely be buying this one and encouraging others to do so as well.

  46. Karin
    Posted 7 Aug ’14 at 23:52 | #

    So looking forward to the new book. I will wait until it’s in one of my favorite NYC, local independently-owed bookstores.

  47. heather
    Posted 8 Aug ’14 at 00:02 | #

    I absolutely love your site and all of the recipes that I have tried have been fabulous! I have to admit, though, that what really draws me in is your incredible photography! So I am quite curious to ask, is that a Fuji x100 on the cover of your book? I am going to be traveling for a year, and I am very interested in getting the x100s. How do you like it? Do you ever use it for your photo shoots, or mostly just for street photography? Thanks for any info and all the best on your new book! I am looking forward to it! :)

  48. Posted 8 Aug ’14 at 02:56 | #

    Congratulations, guys! It looks like a beautiful book, and I can’t wait to own a copy!

  49. Sophie
    Posted 8 Aug ’14 at 04:11 | #

    Just red this post whilst being up in the air flying back to San Francisco.5 seconds later, my preorder was confirmed. This made my day. Congratulations on this new book and thank you for all the continuous inspiration and generosity in sharing your love for those natural true pleasures of life

  50. Posted 8 Aug ’14 at 09:03 | #

    Congratulations! I can only imagine the pride that comes from producing a body of work like that. Especially one that looks so beautiful. Cant wait to find this in the shops.

  51. Posted 8 Aug ’14 at 18:48 | #

    Congrats, this is so cool!

  52. Elena
    Posted 9 Aug ’14 at 22:00 | #

    Congratulations! I am so excited to see your new book! I can’t wait :)

  53. Ana
    Posted 10 Aug ’14 at 17:28 | #

    Is it available in French?

  54. Posted 10 Aug ’14 at 18:25 | #

    Congratulations! The pictures look stunning and I cannot wait to hold your new book in my hands!

  55. Els
    Posted 11 Aug ’14 at 21:22 | #

    Pre-order: check! Very much looking forward to this new book!

  56. Posted 12 Aug ’14 at 00:50 | #

    That is so exciting!! Congratulations!
    I’ve been traveling for 4 months now, so very excited about this. Travel and food are my passions!
    I’ll be living in Australia by then, so will add this to my wish list =)

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  57. Jemma
    Posted 12 Aug ’14 at 10:17 | #

    Huge congratulations! I absolutely love your website (app too!) and cookbook and am delighted there is a new one. I will be pre-ordering today, thank you! It looks amazing; you are both seriously talented.

  58. Saskia
    Posted 12 Aug ’14 at 13:43 | #

    Yaaaaaaay!!! I’m so much looking forward to this! Wish I could make the Stir Fried Red Rice just now!

  59. Posted 12 Aug ’14 at 14:23 | #

    Congratulations on your second cookbook, the photographs look very enticing. I own your first book wondering when this book will release in Canada?


  60. Posted 12 Aug ’14 at 17:14 | #

    Congratulations on your beautiful book! I’m sure I’ll find a lot of inspiration there!

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  62. Posted 13 Aug ’14 at 05:31 | #

    Lovely! I love your photography and can’t wait to flip through this! :)

  63. Posted 13 Aug ’14 at 07:58 | #

    My copy of your gorgeous book is on pre-order. I can’t wait for it to get here. Only a month to go. It looks sensational!! Well done you guys. xx

  64. Posted 14 Aug ’14 at 00:13 | #

    Looks so so good!!
    If I use scraped vanilla seeds instead of crushed vanilla, is it the same ratio or do I need to add more/less? Thanks!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  65. Posted 14 Aug ’14 at 16:00 | #

    how exciting!!! it looks beautiful

  66. Posted 15 Aug ’14 at 04:07 | #

    I am so excited for your book! My birthday is in September so this is the perfect gift to myself. (Or, a perfect gift for others to give me. I’ve hinted several times…) Can’t wait to read it and cook from it!

  67. Posted 15 Aug ’14 at 21:15 | #

    I’ve been following your website for a number of years and the work you guys put out is quality I must say.

    This book looks amazing and I’ll be off to pre-order it very soon :)

    Keep up the good work as you guys never disappoint :)

  68. Posted 17 Aug ’14 at 10:30 | #

    That looks and sounds amazing. I’m very much looking forward to the German version then. Good luck and all the best, Tring

  69. Mette
    Posted 18 Aug ’14 at 22:55 | #

    Looks amazing!
    Just one question; will the measurements in the English version be metric? :-)

    • Posted 20 Aug ’14 at 14:59 | #

      Yes, there will both be metric and imperial measurements in the english version!

  70. Taï
    Posted 20 Aug ’14 at 17:40 | #

    And what about a french édition ???

  71. Theresa
    Posted 21 Aug ’14 at 13:47 | #

    I’m so excited right now, can’t wait till it’s out in German! I wonder if it’s as good as your first book :)

  72. Lora
    Posted 22 Aug ’14 at 23:14 | #

    Just pre-ordered! It will arrive on time for my birthday:) congrats for the beautiful little Isac, your family is so inspirational.

  73. Posted 6 Sep ’14 at 03:37 | #

    So excited about this book! Cannot wait until it arrives. Congratulations on yet another beautiful beautiful book!

  74. Posted 18 Sep ’15 at 14:25 | #

    I had a chance to anettd a Natalie Goldberg weeklong writing workshop almost ten years ago and had a great experience. She remains one of my favorites, but it was very interesting to see her daily and hear her experiences as a writer first hand. I remember her saying something along the lines of if you can do anything else, any other career than one as a writer, you should do it. Funny that.

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