As I’ve journeyed on my quest for immortality, I’ve become very aware that maintaining my health is vital in the years to come. I mean, what’s the point of figuring out how to live forever if I can’t enjoy it?! And one of the best things to ensure your body and mind stay forever young is to eat right.
I’m trying Brad, I’m trying…
Anyway, when TLC Book Tours asked me to review The Blue Zones Kitchen: 100 Recipes To Live To 100, obviously I said yes.
The book is divided into five sections, based on fifteen years of reverse-engineering areas around the world based on longevity. Marking each area in blue ink led the team to create The Blue Zones: Sardinia, Okinawa, Nicoya, Ikaria, and Loma Linda.
This cookbook is full of delicious and simple recipes, which is one of my favorite things about it. While I would love to say I am a culinary whiz in the kitchen, I’m not. And that’s okay because I seriously have no desire to be a contender on Top Chef. Give me easy, hearty, and healthy over elaborate food any day of the week. I mean, I’m looking for MORE time on this planet, not less.
My other favorite thing about this cookbook is how gorgeous it is. Full of pictures and stories, this book is an easy addition to your kitchen or your coffee table, perfect for browsing the afternoon away dreaming of easy meals.
There isn’t a recipe for immortality in it, which is a bummer, but it is full of ways to keep me full and happy while I continue on my quest.
For now, Voldemort, for now.
Thank you TLC Book Tours and National Geographic for sending my a copy of this book and including me on the tour.
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.
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.