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.
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.
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.
Learn at your own pace, on your own schedule with any internet-connected device with a camera for assessments
Your chef instructors are here to support, answer your questions, and provide feedback on assessments.
Plan to spend a couple hours per week on this course. The good news? Most of the time is spent cooking!
Make sure you have (most of) the suggested tools and equipment on hand so you are ready to dive into the assignments
Complete your course to earn your Certificate of Completion.
Our exclusive online community is ready to support your journey during and after class.