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Green Kitchen Travels

Have you read the blog Green Kitchen Stories? It’s incredibly inspiring, full of delectable food photography and healthy, vegetarian recipes. It makes me want to be virtuous, aspiring to the easy-going, colourful, healthy lifestyle of the authors David Frenkiel and Luisa Vindahl.

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made their Seven-Minute Choco-Almond Truffles (it’s a lot) and their Ginger and Turmeric Honey Bomb warded off several lurgies that threatened to invade my body this winter.

I’ve been a fan for awhile, and I was delighted to see that they’ve just released their second cookbook, this time taking their approach to food on the road and collecting beautiful vegetarian recipes from all over the world.

Would you like to win one of three copies of Green Kitchen Travels by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl? Then read on!  Competition now closed.

Green Kitchen Travels - Overnight Oats

Overnight Soaked Oats

The first thing that struck me about the book was the visual beauty of it. It’s full of the same bright and beautiful photography that you find on the blog, but features exotic location-specific styling that gets ones feet rather itchy for global wanderings. David and Luisa not only took their vegetarian lifestyle on the road, they took their baby! They provide a great chapter full of tips on how to travel with a baby, which I found useful (though most days I struggle to get out of Kyneton, let alone Australia).

The recipes are inspired by their travels, taking in America, Morocco, Mexico, Italy, Vietnam, England and others. There’s Chilled Avocado Soup from California where they picked avocados straight from the tree, a healthier version of Vietnamese coffee with almond milk and dates replacing condensed milk, a mixture of Mexican paletas (icy poles) that will definitely feature in my freezer this summer and a Moroccan Quinoa, Almond and Mint salad that I’ve already made a few times. Like the blog, the recipes are healthy but full of flavour and colour.

Green Kitchen Travels - Paletas 3 ways

Mexican Paletas Three Ways

The winners have been chosen and contacted, thanks for all your entries, it made me want to get on a plane and eat things immediately! 

To enter to win one of three copies of Green Kitchen Travels by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl:

  • Leave a comment telling me in 25 words or less what your favourite travel food memory is

For example, mine is: Hot sticky night by the shores of the Mediterranean with a garlicky seafood stew and bottle of crisp white wine 

For Australian residents only (sorry rest of world).

Entries close Tuesday 11th of November at 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time.

I’ll select the memories that transport me to that place the best, and announce the three lucky winners that night. I’ll be in touch with the winners to get their details to send them their books.

Green Kitchen Travels by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl is published by Hardie Grant Books, available now where all good books are sold (like Amazon (US) and Bookworld (AUS)).

Green Kitchen Travels - Moroccan Table

34 thoughts on “Giveaway (now closed): Green Kitchen Travels

  1. Kay Templeton says:

    Being slightly lost on a walk with my sister through the countryside near Ubud, Bali – hot and tired buying banana fritters by an old lady who did’t speak english, tasted like heaven!

  2. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Great competition Amelia. I love Green Kitchen Stories, their photography, their writing, everything. So inspirational. I could do with one of those Mexican paletas right about now! Here’s my favourite travel memory:

    My 25th birthday – freshly-cooked potato tortilla wrapped in paper, a bottle of local beer, sitting on the beach at Cadaqués in Spain, watching the sunset.

  3. Amy M says:

    Mornings in Turkey on a beachside rooftop watching paragliders overhead, eating endless plates of cheese, fruit, dates, figs, creamy dips and freshly baked olive bread.

  4. Cathy Batley says:

    A tiny French Village in the Vosges, my husband and I, a sunset picnic of bread, cheese, sausages, strawberries and wine on a balcony overlooking an empty town .

  5. Catherine Wood says:

    On holiday in Hui Hin Thailand, finding a quaint little Italian restaurant tucked away under the pier on the board-work, and eating the most delicious garlic infused spaghetti with just out of the water fresh vongole. The best I have ever tasted. Delicious!

  6. Anna says:

    A Chileno house, where grinning campesinos offered me a tray of clotted sheep’s blood, delicately sprinkled with cilantro… and a tumbler of rough red 😉

  7. Siobhan Dennis says:

    Stunning, welcoming Niue: complimentary platter of sashimi from the restauranteur when he learned it was my 40th. Couldn’t tell him I don’t like raw fish!

  8. Hannah says:

    High in the Utah mountains for the Perseids meteor shower, stargazing with Shakespeare actors and musicians, sharing gin and cake at 2am.

  9. Clarissa says:

    The countryside, Tasmania, snacking on freshly-picked berries, and settling in a little family-owned restaurant overlooking rolling green hills whilst waiting for our Sheppard pies.

  10. Anne-Marie Spagnolo says:

    1986 Stranded in a broken down bus in the Sahara. A lone Tuareg tribesman wanders out through the haze and brings us my first ever chicken tagine.

  11. Karen says:

    Best meal at Hawkers Markets in Penang, hot steamy night, cold beer and an amazing array of foods to choose from, chilli crab my choice. Mmm

  12. Eating an eclair au chocolat, the cream oozing between my sticky fingers, with my father at A La Mere de Famille, Paris, aged two.

  13. kaytomlinson says:

    Eating eclair au chocolat, the cream oozing between my sticky fingers, with my father at A la Mere de Famille, Paris, aged two

  14. A. Morgan says:

    In the jungle near Caracas, Venezuela, I am introduced to cachapas- the best food I have ever put in my mouth to this day.

  15. On honeymoon in Sorrento during a chilly Spring night, my love and I experienced pure joy through simplicity – fresh calamari and crisp Italian white wine.

  16. Sitting out the front of the Centraal Market in Budapest.. eating deep fried langos with garlic sour cream, cheese and herbs. Bliss!

  17. nique says:

    Getting lost in the back streets of Rome with my friend and discovering a cute family owned pizzeria. The family was so welcoming and we must have had the best authentic pizza in Rome, sans the tourists.

  18. What a beautiful, vibrant cookbook Amelia… it appears to ooze healthful food and living!
    I have so many wonderful ‘Travel Food Memories’, but one of my all time favourites was:
    Relaxing lunch in the sea-side town of Cassis, France… Bouillabaisse… Crisp White Wine… Petanque boules clinking in the background… Waves lapping on the sand.
    Thanks for running this awesome giveaway!
    Cheers, Margot

  19. Singapore curry puffs. So buttery and flaky, made lovingly by my new in-laws. On my last trip there I awoke early in the morning to find all my sister in laws working away in the kitchen, preparing a full day of noshing on special treats just for us!

  20. chefjulianna says:

    A cooking class in Luang Prabang, Laos, including an early morning trip to the outdoor market to select fresh veggies. Then back at the class preparing a feast of traditional Laos dishes. The colours and aromas will be forever etched in my mind!

  21. Feast Wisely says:

    Dinner in Florence in a family trattoria – 4 tables & a menu with just a few of the nonna’s dishes – I was momentarily an Italian

  22. Pam Beckett says:

    Breakfast in a village in Penang, with chickens, cats and a few people sharing the early morning sun . The simplest of meals are often the most memorable. Banana pancakes served with sweet condensed milk coffee.

  23. wendy says:

    Madras India 2 beautiful weddings lots of delicious food served on banana leaves, and Dosas with fresh coconut chutney made every morning by the lovely couple I stayed with.

  24. Marta says:

    Spicy Som Tam (green papaya salad). I was pregnant and the lovely thai lady making it didn’t think I should eat such a spicy dish.:-)

  25. paigemarsh says:

    Fresh conch salad, and when I say fresh I mean freeeassh- straight from the ocean, made on a Bohemian island beach after a day filled of fishing and snorkeling. Simple yet sensational.

  26. Jo says:

    Balmy night on the Greek island Naxos, toes nestled in the sand of our beachside table as we tucked into our freshly grilled seafood platter!

  27. Karen Cook says:

    Relaxed summer evening in the Jewish quarter of Paris standing in the laneway eating fellafel, purple cabbage slaw, hummous and fried eggplant wrapped in a soft pita. I want one now!

  28. Jodi says:

    Breakfast in the market in Oaxaca, Mexico. A large bowl of homemade chocolate caliente and steaming amarillo mole chicken tamales wrapped in corn husks.

    Oh I miss it!

  29. lucy says:

    Summer. Communal dinner at a family ristorante in the Tuscan hills. Bountiful platters of fresh pasta with house made red, under the grapevine covered eaves.

    Everyone’s comments are making me HUNGRY!!! (And giving me the travel bug … )

  30. purplesnapce says:

    Pizza in Venice, I’d be travelling ALL day to get there and at close to midnight I had the most delicious Pizza just off the Grand Canal.

  31. Andreanne says:

    Wondering through the little streets of Tokyo, where I ordered the most delicious ramen I have even tasted… from a photo on a ticket machine in the front of the restaurant.

  32. Making pierogi with my Polish grandmother in her Geelong kitchen. A memory I’ll cherish and a recipe I’ll never forget!

  33. Having pizza in NYC next to the IRON MAN main actor was pretty special. I definitely made my pizza tastier and unforgettable.

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