Find Blue Zones Kitchen Meals in a Store Near You

Sweet and Savory Taro

Before eating this, I never imagined this hairy-looking tuber could taste so good. With a flavor similar to kettle cooked popcorn (but less sweet), it’s a tasty side dish.

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Sweet and Savory Taro Recipe


1 medium taro, peeled and cut into small 2-inch wedges
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cooking sake
2 tablespoons mirin


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Toss taro wedges with vegetable oil and place on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix sugar, sake, and mirin in a small sauce pot and heat until sugar is dissolved.
While taro is still hot, toss with sweet sauce in a large mixing bowl until coated.

100 Recipes to Live to 100 THE BLUE ZONES KITCHEN

The Blue Zones Kitchen fuses scientific reporting, National Geographic photography and 100 recipes that may help you live to 100. The Blue Zones’ food tradition is going the way of the dodo bird, thanks to the encroachment of the American Food Culture.

Learn More

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