Eating for Longevity: How to Cook the Blue Zones Way [Part Five]
February 15, 2024 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm$30.00 – $60.00
Want to live to 100? Certain communities around the world, dubbed Blue Zones by Dan Buettner at National Geographic, may have the key. The largest populations of centenarians live in Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California, and their longevity seems to be tied to a variety of common healthy behaviors, including (if not especially) how they eat, which is a mostly plant-based diet. In this 5-week cooking demonstration series, led by culinary coach Alison Wexler, you will learn about a different Blue Zone each week and how to cook plant-based dishes from that region.
The fifth and final part of this series, on February 15th, focuses on Loma Linda. Loma Linda has a large Seventh Day Adventist community, and they espouse a mostly plant-based diet as part of their faith. This is where American staples get a vegetarian or vegan upgrade. Come prepared to volunteer as Alison makes One-Pot Lasagna Soup and Coconut Chia Pudding from The Blue Zones Cookbook. Samples will be served.
Optional pre-reading and/or viewing for this series
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, 2d ed. National Geographic, 2012.
- Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Kitchen. National Geographic, 2019.
- “Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones,” 4 episodes on Netflix, 2023.