The New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Zones Kitchen uncovers the roots of America’s plant-forward cuisines in this culinary road trip.
100 Blue Zones recipes from some of America’s most under-recognized, plant-forward communities, fusing international food traditions in ingenious, uniquely American ways.
In Dan Buettner’s Netflix documentary Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones, viewers discovered the blue zones—the five places around the world where people consistently live to 100, and the keys to their longevity.
Creating a Blue Zone here at home is easier than ever, thanks to the vegetarian recipes in this inspiring book. Buettner’s tour of the regions and cultures that have shaped America’s healthiest food landscapes shows the wisdom of heritage cooks found right in our backyard.
A sampling of recipes from America’s Blue Zones communities: • Indigenous, Native, and Early American: Aina Momona Stew with Taro, Breadfruit, and Sweet Potato • African American: Hoppin’ John with Carolina Gold Rice and Sapelo Red Peas • Latin American: Mama’s Zucchini Pupusas • Asian American: Uttapam (Savory Lentil Pancakes) • Regional and Contemporary American: Kimchi Jjigae (Korean Kimchi Stew)
Fully illustrated with hundreds of photos and packed with wisdom from more than 50 food experts, chefs, and cooks around the country, The Blue Zones American Kitchen will change your diet—and your life.
About the Author
Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Quest Network, Inc. His 2005 cover story for National Geographic magazine, "Secrets of Living Longer," was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, David Letterman,Good Morning America,Primetime Live, and the Today show to discuss his Blue Zones research, and he has delivered more than 500 keynote speeches over the last 10 years. He is the author of the best-selling Blue Zones Kitchen, as well as The Blue Zones, The Blue Zones Solution, and The Blue Zones of Happiness. He splits his time between California and Minnesota, where you can also find two of the original Blue Zones Project Cities.