Welcome to my stop on The Blue Zones Kitchen blog tour sponsored by TLC Book Tours! Thanks to TLC for the invitation.
Have you heard of the Blue Zones? Those regions of the world known for the longevity of their populations? Ever since reading and listening to How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger, I am all about using food as medicine and living a longer, healthier life as a result.
I’m a vegetarian who eats many plant-based meals, and all of these recipes are not vegetarian or plant-based; however, from the 100 recipes, there are many I’d love to try. Sweet potatoes and lentils are staples in our house, and I could eat them at most every meal.
As with any National Geographic book, the photography and presentation are both stunning. It drives you to want to make the food as soon as you can.
Overall, I’m pleased to have this cookbook in my arsenal and can’t wait to try some recipes out soon.
I received a gifted copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
About The Blue Zones Kitchen
• Hardcover: 304 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic; 1 edition (December 3, 2019)
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 dish–for example, Sardinian Herbed Lentil Minestrone; Costa Rican Hearts of Palm Ceviche; Cornmeal Waffles from Loma Linda, California; and Okinawan Sweet Potatoes–uses 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.
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About Dan Buettner
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 two national bestsellers, The Blue Zones and Thrive. He lives in Minneapolis, MN. Visit him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and at his website bluezones.com.
Have you read The Blue Zones Kitchen, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR