Monday, 9 July 2012


8 empty books, sent to 8 destinations, poised to create the world story of food told by its travellers.  

Have you stumbled across a foodie find, a revealing restaurant, a back alley banquet? Or maybe you've tucked into something you wish you hadn’t. It all tells a story. It’s your story and your world. We need people like you to pick up a book, write about the local recipes you’ve tried, the ingredients you’ve seen, the cooking methods that have inspired and the flavours you’ve loved. Doodles, stickers and spillages all add to the authenticity of the book so don’t be scared, pick it up and give it a whirl. Imagine what could be possible.

Will you be near London, Melbourne, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, Bangkok, Singapore or Goa in August? Are you interested in being a part of this project and ultimately being recognised as a contributor to the world’s first truly travelling cookbook? I need people on board who are genuinely inspired by the Our Travelling Cookbook concept and can understand the potential for this exciting project. Once you have had your say you would then be responsible for passing it on. This could be to friends you meet along the way, travellers who read about the concept through this blog or on our Facebook and Twitter pages or failing that it can be dropped off at one of many participating hostels.

Some may say this is ambitious, unreliable and unmanageable whereas I say it’s inspiring, original and exciting. As well as food being at the heart of this project so is the travelling world out there. The success of Our Travelling Cookbook relies on the individuals that hop on board and create a page or 2 from their world. They need to pass it on and spread the word. It may stall, it may vanish for a while but hopefully with some good will, some inspired and enquiring minds and a healthy dose of tasty food, the travelling world out there will help it on its way and eventually home to me.

Be inspired
Pick it up
Take it with you
Add some words
......and maybe a doodle
Add you name & nationality
Pass it on
Keep in touch via our Facebook and Twitter pages
Watch it's progress
Celebrate the outcome of what you have created



  1. If the books ever make their way to Manchester or the Peak District I would love to be involved in the project. I work (some of the time) in a kitchen and some of my fondest memories from travelling involve eating, drinking, cooking and wandering round markets saying "I wonder what that is........?" Keep me posted!

  2. I thinking eating, drinking and wandering around random far flung markets are THE best thing about travelling - OK, maybe a sun drenched beach wouldn't go amiss every so often! I'm glad you like my idea and you'll be pleased to know that 5 hotels have already replied so my book will definitely be kick started soon. Keep reading!