Book Contributor – Lara Maria Gräfen, BERLIN

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Lara Maria Gräfen, BERLIN Lara reached out to me in 2012 when I started working on the book. I liked her from the very first minute and she ended up helping me prepare for shoots in Berlin as well as abroad. She is the person that comes closest to the description “ett lingon i ett cocktail glas” (“A lingonberry in … Read More

ElmlidBook Contributor – Lara Maria Gräfen, BERLIN

Book Contributor – Luke Abiol, San Francisco


Luke Abiol, San Francisco Luke was one of these people who I just knew I wanted to be part of my book. Not only because he is a great photographer, but because he is just the kind of person that you just really like and want to be part of whatever you do. I think it was almost 1,5 years … Read More

ElmlidBook Contributor – Luke Abiol, San Francisco

“This is torture” he said.


This weekend I was baking for 2 events: The Kinfolk dinner and the NEXT organic fair in Berlin. Two events in one weekend meant no-sleep for me. And no sleep for my Boyfriend ether. From about 3.45 my alarm went off every half hour so I would not forget to fold or take bread out of the oven. On Sunday morning, the … Read More

Elmlid“This is torture” he said.

Chronicle Book Catalogue


The other day I received the book catalogue from Chronicle books presenting the Fall books. I can still not really grasp that it will be coming out for real. October 7th is the date. In case someone would like to order the English book from me directly I’d be happy to send you a book. I would need to know … Read More

ElmlidChronicle Book Catalogue

Working with The Bread Exchange


The book is written. The chapters has been shot. The whole story has even been translated into Swedish! Now the second round has come for the book project; to prepare for the release in the US and Sweden. AND I NEED HELP. If you think it sounds interesting to prepare Book release events, make  presentations of the people who have made … Read More

ElmlidWorking with The Bread Exchange

Need some help in Sweden!


The last month we translated my Bread Exchange book into Swedish. Most recipes translated easy into swedish, especially since the Swedish food stores today are way broader sorted than 10 years ago. However I am having some concerns about one soup recipe which includes “buttermilk”. In Germany we have buttermilk but in Sweden we do not. We have a huge … Read More

ElmlidNeed some help in Sweden!

Happy Nowroz!


Today is the New Year (1393 by the way). Make sure to spend this day as you like you life to be. Because the rest of this year will be a reflection of today. Today, one year ago I went to Kabul to learn to bake Afghan Bread. It was the first day of  the Persian New Year. And it … Read More

ElmlidHappy Nowroz!

The Bread Exchange Book på Svenska!

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Great News today! The Bread Exchange book will come out in Swedish this fall! If I would not have had a cold (and my graphic designer would not have been über-pregnant) I am sure we would have been celebrating in Champagne tonight. And I am even more happy to hear that it will be Norstedts, the oldest publishing house in … Read More

ElmlidThe Bread Exchange Book på Svenska!

Winter Newsletter

It is still 2013, and I am having Christmas holiday in Sweden. We have no snow this year, but are in a good mood still. Before I get too excited about 2014 I send you a looking-back-letter on the year that soon has passed. If you signed up for the Bread Exchange Newsletter you received this directly in your mailbox. … Read More

ElmlidWinter Newsletter

Happy Fathers Day!

Looking through the  photo albums of our fathers I am  sure we all thrilled about  how stylish they are. This is mine. And I love him very much. ————————- I am especially found of the pic of my father carrying a rabbit in his jacket. An element of style that I never thought of myself.     

ElmlidHappy Fathers Day!