The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life by Anna Brones

The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life

by Anna Brones and Johanna Kindvall

Update: A new edition of The Culinary Cyclist is here! And we are selling the last few copies of the 1st Edition  at 50% off! 

"The rules for living well, if you can call them that, are simple and a pleasure to follow. Eat local and mostly plants. Ride your bike, even on rainy days. Say yes to dinner invitations. Always bring your signature dessert. Invite people on picnics. Bike in the sunshine. Follow a morning ride with a strong French press." so begins The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life, Anna Brones' love song to the dual pleasures of eating well and getting around by bicycle. More than a cookbook, it's a guide to good living. Illustrator Johanna Kindvall adds charm and clarity to the essays and recipes. The book is packed with clear, simple, Swedish-inspired recipes that include such delights as baked eggs in avocados (perhaps the ideal breakfast food) and a classic, creamy chocolate cake that happens to be made without gluten. 

Other sections include planning guides for key life activities like shopping by bicycle, making your own bags to use for produce and bulk goods, hosting a successful dinner party, and setting off for an impromptu picnic without breaking your champagne glasses in your bike pannier. All recipes in the book are vegetarian and gluten-free, many are vegan, and all are delicious, suitable for beginner cooks or those looking to branch out.

Read an interview with Anna Brones on our blog.


The Picnicker mon 10/26 10:46am

"If you love to picnic, then you will love Culinary Cyclist! Providing recipes, ways to pack your bike with food, and other helpful tips for a better picnic, it is the best way to plan your outing"

Momentum Magazine fri 10/16 10:33am

"With chapters such as “eating locally and seasonally” and “transporting your food”, Brones offers an accessible alternative to the stress-filled lifestyle of modern North America, one cent[e]red around food, family, friends, and bicycles."

Octopus Books fri 10/9 1:52pm

"The first cookbook of its kind, The Culinary Cyclist is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities. This lovingly illustrated cookbook is your guide to hedonistic two-wheeled living."

Periplus tue 9/15 11:25am

"The first cookbook of its kind, "The Culinary Cyclist" is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities...Recipes are all gluten free and vegetarian. The cookbook is suitable for experienced cooks looking to add kitchen flair to their repertoire as well as beginners in the kitchen who want to start out their culinary lives on the right foot."

Lost in Cheeseland tue 9/8 1:57pm

"...A book I devoured as soon as I got my hands on it."

Lit Hub thu 8/27 1:58pm

"The whole foods recipes are great...The biking tips and commentary offer a refreshing view on simplicity and suggest that in a world of cars and buses, it is possible to live by bike. This is my new book obsession, not to mention the quintessential Seattle book."

Vibrant Wellness Journal fri 8/14 11:23am

"Part cookbook, part guide, and part biking love story, The Culinary Cyclist connects the dots between a love of local, lovingly prepared foods and the joy inspired by the bike riding."

Foodie Underground fri 8/14 11:14am

"All of the recipes in the new edition are in volume and weight measurements (that means grams for all you European readers!) as well as a new cover."

Bike Shop Girl thu 8/13 11:25am

"This book seems to be written for me, and probably you. The style lends more to basic instructions for leading a good life...a great book for your coffee table, shelf in the kitchen, or to keep a stack on hand as gifts for friends."