Best-selling author Dan Buettner debuts his first cookbook, filled with 100 longevity recipes inspired by the Blue Zones locations around the world, where people live the longest.
Building on decades of research, longevity expert Dan Buettner has gathered 100 recipes inspired by the Blue Zones, home to the healthiest and happiest communities in the world. Each dishfor example, Sardinian Herbed Lentil Minestrone; Costa Rican Hearts of Palm Ceviche; Cornmeal Waffles from Loma Linda, California; and Okinawan Sweet Potatoesuses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health. Complemented by mouthwatering photography, the recipes also include lifestyle tips (including the best times to eat dinner and proper portion sizes), all gleaned from countries as far away as Japan and as near as Blue Zones project cities in Texas. Innovative, easy to follow, and delicious, these healthy living recipes make the Blue Zones lifestyle even more attainable, thereby improving your health, extending your life, and filling your kitchen with happiness.
About the Author
DAN BUETTNER is the founder of Blue Zones, an organization that helps Americans live longer, healthier lives. His groundbreaking work on longevity led to his 2005 National Geographic cover story "Secrets of Living Longer" and a second, "The Search for Happiness," in 2017. Buettner has authored three national bestsellers: The Blue Zones, Thrive, and The Blue Zones Solution. He is also the author of The Blue Zones of Happiness (2017) and is a National Geographic Explorer.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I had been following the Blue Zone eating for a few years. Following this author and 2 reporters on this concept of why people are living longer in certain areas. I don't think the recipes are the whole answer. This book gives stories of people of the area, the possible other reasons they are living longer. I will be trying the recipes this week. The book is recipes are easy to follow accompanied with fantastic pictures. The ingredients don't seem too extreme and most should be readily available. A win in my recipe bookcase.
Yes, there is a very strong odor. I was thinking because it was just printed and I received it right off the press. This was on backorder for a while and when it came in it had a distinctive odor. There are a lot of pictures on almost every page (again causing the odor I am sure) and the recipes are worth trying if indeed this is what keeps you alive for 100 years. There is no other diet in the world that works as well as this. Worth a shot. I am sure smell will be gone soon.
I received the much awaited for "The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100" by Dan Buettner on New Years eve and planned to enjoy reading it and deciding which recipes I was going to cook first. But there was such a strong odor that I could not keep the book in the house. I had to put in in another building which houses my canning supplies, freezer, etc. It has been airing out since January 1 and now the building smells like the book. Has anyone else received a book that sp smells strong of chemicals that they cannot enjoy the book. This is a first for me. I know I will give the cookbook a 5 star rating if I could just look at it.