The Longevity Kitchen by Rebecca Katz

The Longevity Kitchen

A collection of 125 delicious whole-foods recipes showcasing 16 antioxidant-rich power foods, developed by wellness authority Rebecca Katz to combat and prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis, and other conditions that plague American adults, enabling readers to live longer, healthier lives.Food is your most powerful tool. You want to make better nutritional choices, but the science ...

Details The Longevity Kitchen

TitleThe Longevity Kitchen
Release DateFeb 26th, 2013
PublisherTen Speed Press
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Health, Nonfiction, Food

Reviews The Longevity Kitchen

  • Becky
    I'm really starting to become more conscious about what I eat and how it affects me, and so I've been doing some research on the subject. I bought a couple books on nutrition and read this one this weekend. Well, "read" in the sense that I read the intro to the book and the sections, but I haven't read all of the recipes yet. I think that this book has a lot of useful info and tips, and I especially liked the section which outlined the specific b...
  • Kate
    Admittedly I've only made three of the recipes in this book, but they were all winners. I like how Katz promotes the benefits of healthy food without calling other types of food "poison" or demeaning people who might eat them - something that turned me off of Sara Forte's The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take on Whole Foods almost immediately. The issue I have with this book is that a lot of the ingredients are quite costly - the alternatives to r...
  • Liz
    I'm a pretty healthy eater (minus my wicked sweet tooth I am trying to keep in check), but I am always looking for good bits of information on how to incorporate more health into my (and my family's) life. And now that I am approaching my 40s (Gasp!), the idea of eating well to live a long, healthy life is my goal. Yes, I want to be able to fit in my jeans, but really what I want most is to be fit, strong, and energetic day in and day out. The Lo...
  • Steph Myers
    Lovely pictures, great suggestions yadda yadda yadda. However, the recipes have so many ingredients that I'm immediately turned off. I'm a less that 10 items in my recipe kind of girl as much as possible unless it is a special occasion. Way too much work for this working girl.
  • Michelle Hankes
    The Longevity Kitchen has become a new favorite cookbook. It's no surprise that I love a good cookbook and I order them often. But, this one, I hemmed and hawed about for awhile.Why?I'll be honest. I love cookbooks, but I am not a fan of diet books. I've read many in my lifetime and they often say the same thing: eat this, don't eat that; do this and you will be svelte. But, if that were true, the weight loss industry wouldn't be a billion-dollar...
  • Nora St Laurent
    In the forward a Dr. talks about quality of life and how many American’s are overwhelmed about where to begin eating healthy. Many don’t even know how to cook. I liked reading about how life has changed from what our parents and grandparents grew up doing. They ran their own kitchens, had their own workshops and were generally more self-reliant. “Medicine:, says Dr. Andrew Weil, “…was originally rooted in nature drawing in the healing p...
  • Bree
    Notes:no dairy except yogurtno grainsallows corn, potatoes, buckwheat, rice, and quinoa
  • Sarah
    I only got to make one recipe, library book so it had to go back. Seemed like a good book though. I like that it offers a number of staple items as well as healthy meals.
  • Darren
    An impressive claim to be sure - by eating recipes from this book it can help combat and prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, inflammation, arthritis and other ailments that will let you live longer, healthier lives.Does it match up in reality? Well this reviewer is not a doctor and this is not medical advice - not that all doctors can agree on things anyway at times. Such advice is between you and your ...
  • Kim H.
    If you are interested in a healthy diet to help optimize your wellness and promote longevity, you are going to want to run out and pick up a copy of The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods by Rebecca Katz.The book features everything you would expect to find in a cookbook: delicious, well-written, and easy to follow recipes grouped in intuitive sections (“Life-Enhancing Soups and Broth...
  • Nadine
    In general, over the last few years I have been much more aware of the types of foods I am putting in my mouth, the cleaners that I use have less to no chemicals now and I have been slowly converting my rubbermaid containers to glass.I believe that what you eat can dictate how you look and feel. The healthier I eat, the better my body feels. Simple enough. But did you also know that certain foods can help different areas of your body function bet...
  • Virginia Campbell
    "The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods" is a treasure trove of healthful advice, nutritional know-how, and flavorful, feel-good food. Written by noted chef and wellness speaker Rebecca Katz with the input of award-winning writer Mat Edelson, the book also features an illuminating foreword by renowned medical doctor, teacher, and best-selling author on holistic health, Andrew Weil. In hi...
  • Diane Estrella
    Food to live longer by…?Most of the ingredients used in the recipes included are things I commonly have or that can be easily found at the store. A few items are newbies to me such as: Nori, soba noodles, and miso. Other ingredients are things I’ve heard of but have never been brave enough to try: Swiss chard, quinoa, and edamame. I find that I am more daring in my old age and am eager to try new tastes and be more adventurous in the kitchen....
  • Mmars
    I'll admit to having only made one recipe from this book, and it turned out quite well. There is a lot to commend here. However, let's get one thing straight. If you think using the recipes in this book will "cure" whatever ails you as you age, take your head off, look at it, and say "I am your body. I am aging and you can't stop it. Thank you for feeding me well. But a cookbook and food alone won't cure me." Then, put your head back on, fill you...
  • Jo
    I don't know what I enjoy more-- my family's reaction to her 5-star recipes, the brilliant information I acquire in the reading, the truly gorgeous photographs, or the warm humor so typical of this remarkable chef / educator. It could be the feeling that she's right in the kitchen with me, sharing her healthy, top secret delights. I mean, there are even healthy brownies! My new go-to entertaining menu: Layered Frittata with Leeks, Swiss Chard & T...
  • Misty
    The recipes in this book feature superfoods as main ingredients. Some of the superfood are: asparagus,basil,coffee,dark chocolate,kale,olive oil, sweet potatoes, and wild salmon. I enjoyed this book because it laid the recipes out for the reader to find in the table of contents. However this book does take up a LOT of space on the aspects of healthy living, cooking, and superfoods. I personally prefer it when a cookbook is just a cookbook. Not a ...
  • Pamela
    The photos are lovely, but there are not enough of them. I like the author's style of writing and the book is well laid out. It has more content than recipes, and I found the data interesting even though I knew most of it already. The recipes are time consuming and use a lot of expensive ingredients that I don't stock in my pantry, so I only tried 3. She uses a lot of herbs and spices that I don't have either, so that turned me off from many of t...
  • Shari Henry
    Based on the 16 Super Foods that have been proven to promote health and prolong aging, this book delivers on its promise to deliver "big-flavor recipes." Good food is very important to me; eating should be pleasurable. Admittedly, I am often willing to trade healthy choices for flavor, for deriving satisfaction from my eating experience. I am likely not to bake many of the sweets, but I will try the roasted asparagus and arugula salad, the chicke...
  • Jenny Hall
    This is a great cookbook. There is an inspiring introduction, giving eye-opening information about the health benefits of many foods, herbs and spices. The philosophy of the cookbook is to provide healthy recipes that are also delicious. The author succeeds unequivocally! All of the recipes that I've tried (and I've tried many) have been delicious!! And there is the additional benefit of knowing that they're very healthy too!
  • False
    The one recipe I tried was a disaster under "Elixirs." It was a green smoothie that was predominantly parsley and you couldn't even drink it, and I made a valiant effort. I did copy out the information on longevity foods and their properties, and I did copy a few more recipes to try. I think it will boil down to my using those foods with recipes I prefer.
  • Gigi
    A worthy follow-up to Katz's Cancer-Fighting Kitchen cookbook. The recipes can be a little bit complex at times, but the end results are amazing (plus, once you've made one of the recipes a couple of times it's much easier -- it's mostly a matter of making sure you have the right herbs and spices on hand). Making healthy, healing food taste this good in my own kitchen is a joy.
  • Denise
    I was looking for vegetable recipes that didn't use butter and still taste exceptional. This cookbook gave me what I wanted. It is well written/easy to follow and the veggies turn out really tasty in my opinion. Some of the ingredients can be found only in certain stores (like Whole Foods or the health food section at Kroger).
  • Tina
    Again, another work of non-fiction with recipes smattered in it. Pair this with Cameron Diaz's "Longevity Book" for the 1-2 punch needed to retrain one's mindset. This one will be a for-home-purchase because these are forever recipes for a healthy long life.
  • Kim Veach
    Lots of good information - though I didn't read all of it. Many delicious looking recipes though most had many ingredients (primarily lots of herbs and spices but it still made the list look scary long).
  • Bronwyn
    I went on a bit of a cookbook spree from the library, and I was very pleased with this book. Cost-friendly, easy to prepare meals that taste delicious, make you feel good, and promise health benefits.
  • Michelle
    This book is loaded with information regarding nutrition and eating for health. I loved it. I appreciate the links to the various studies backing up the information she uses. Very informative and easy to understand.
  • Heidi
    Love this idea, and if the recipes are good, it's a keeper!
  • Ckhearts
    Excellent recipes!