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Welcome to the

Blue Zones Cooking Course

with Dan Buettner


Change Your Diet, Change Your Life

Dan Buettner, who identified the blue zones regions where people live the longest, healthiest lives, is famous for tapping into ancient wisdom from extraordinary cultures from around the world.

Inspired by the recipes of the best-selling Blue Zones Kitchen cookbooks, Dan Buettner leads you through a step-by-step cooking course full of plant-forward recipes powered by Rouxbe, the world’s leading online culinary school.

Get to Know The Blue Zones Cooking Course

Sample Lessons
The Melis Family Minestrone
Reviving centuries-old culinary traditions, you'll learn to make a delicious minestrone soup. This recipe has been passed down through generations, simmering with love and heritage in every spoonful.
Three Sisters Cherokee Succotash
Dive into the flavors of longevity as you learn to make the Three Sisters Cherokee Succotash. This recipe is not just about the vibrant mix of corn and lima beans, but about the roots and bonds of our family.
Tofu Steak with Miso Mushrooms
Embrace the plant-slant revolution with a mouth-watering tofu steak, crowned with a medley of sautéed mushrooms. You'll discover the joy of creating flavors that are not only delectable, but also compassionate.
Living to 100 in Sardinia, Italy
Discover the captivating Sardinian area and its vibrant community, along with the quintessential culinary delights such as minestrone, crafted from a multitude of treasured family formulas.
The Curriculum

What makes the Blue Zones so distinct? You’ll learn the guiding principles of the blue zones and how this course will guide you through mastering cooking delicious staples of longevity.


Shape your surroundings and they will shape you. You’ll learn to set up your pantry so it’s easy to cook healthy foods, and set up your kitchen to avoid mindless junk food eating.


Explore the Sardinian region and its rich culture of people and the main staple dishes like minestrone from many family recipes.


Home to the longest-living women on the planet, Okinawa foods are full of flavor and richness that can be made in mere minutes.


One of the best breakfasts can be found in Costa Rica and their emphasis on beans helps keep these community members healthy, regular and living longer.


Full of strong personalities and strong flavors, this island region Blue Zone is home to fantastic foraged herbs and sourdough breads that make the mouth water.


The first American blue zone revolves around the seventh-day adventist community and its emphasis on plant-based cooking. Here you will find many American-style foods perfected over the years that hit many comfort foods for transitioning to a new lifestyle.


Exploring the American Kitchen was a big priority for Dan during the pandemic and he traversed the United States to find cultures that ate in the same style as the original blue zones. He found it in a diverse set of Americans and looked for some of the leading plant-based chefs across the country to bring the best options to your table.


Take the Blue Zones Challenge and learn to develop your own community. In this final unit, you’ll learn to create a blue zones feast to share and connect over.

9 Units | 20+ Hours of lessons | 51 Mastery tasks

Available Anywhere, On Any Device, At Any Time

100% On-Demand Virtual Access

Learn at your own pace, on your own schedule with any internet-connected device with a camera for assessments

Chef Instructors with 125+ Years of Culinary Experience

Your chef instructors are here to support, answer your questions, and provide feedback on assessments. 

Spend a Couple Hours Each Week Learning New Skills

Plan to spend a couple hours per week on this course. The good news? Most of the time is spent cooking!

Set Yourself Up for Success

Make sure you have (most of) the suggested tools and equipment on hand so you are ready to dive into the assignments

How to Graduate

Complete your course to earn your Certificate of Completion.

Supportive Community

Our exclusive online community is ready to support your journey during and after class.

“Thanks to the Blue Zones Cooking Course I am a far more confident, well-rounded plant-based cook and look forward to opportunities to use the skills I have gained in a professional capacity. The entire experience, from instructors to classmates, has been an incredibly rewarding experience that I will certainly recommend to others.”

Lisa C., Course Graduate

Welcome to the Blue Zones Cooking Course

From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, National Geographic Fellow & Founder of Blue Zones, Dan Buettner

The Blue Zones: Secrets for Living Longer

Lessons From the Healthiest Places on Earth