Title: The Blue Zones Kitchen
Author: Dan Buettner
Release Date: December 3rd, 2019
Publisher: National Geographic
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.
The Blue Zones Kitchen is so much more than a cookbook! Dan Buettner explains what ‘blue zones’ are and describes how these areas have some of the longest living individuals and the reasoning of how what they eat has led to them living longer.
The book is filled with beautiful pictures from people, places, and signature recipes from each area in the ‘blue zones’. Every single picture taken is simply stunning.
I like that the recipes have a backstory thanks to Dan Buettner’s research. I really enjoyed all aspects of the book.
I give The Blue Zones Kitchen 4 stars. It’s well-researched, gives a reader an insight on those individuals who have lived long, and contains recipes that look absolutely delectable.
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