Book Giveaway: The Longevity Kitchen


We are honored to feature Rebecca Katz’s latest cookbook, The Longevity Kitchen, for our next giveaway.

Totally in line with the Cookus Interruptus way, Ms. Katz’s over 100 recipes combine smart nutrition and superb flavor.  She has chosen the top sixteen foods proven to fight the most common chronic condition to center the recipes around. She draws on the latest scientific research to explain how super foods such as asparagus, basil, coffee, dark chocolate, kale, olive oil, sweet potatoes, and wild salmon can build immunity, lower cholesterol, enhance memory, strengthen the heart, and reduce your chances of developing diabetes and other diseases. Rebecca describes  the health advantages of each main ingredient, and includes menu plans to address specific symptoms and detailed nutritional information for each recipe.

Plus she got some big-time supporters singing the book’s praises!  Dr. Andrew Weill wrote the forward and here’s a love quote from Mollie Katzen, author of The Moosewood Cookbook. “The fresh, funny, personal voice in this book cheers the reader on toward self-confidence and culinary open-heartedness. This isn’t just inspiring mat-erial, it’s infectious—in the best sense. Beyond sharing tools for living longer, it also provides many good reasons to want to.”rebecca-katz

You want this book, right?  I thought so.  Here’s how to enter to win it (Only ONE copy!):

1. Be a subscriber of Cookus Interruptus (we check!). Not a subscriber yet? Type your email address in the subscribe box right up there on the right above the blue navigation box. There’s also a place to subscribe on our home page (upper left).

2. Be a friend on Cookus Interruptus facebook. Not our facebook friend? Easy. Go to the Cookus Facebook page and click the thumbs up “like”.

3.  What’s on your “I’m going to learn how to make ____” bucket list? I’ve been on the path to unlocking the best mole sauce and am about 3/4 of the way there (yea!).  But there’s so much more I plan to learn how to make.  Like I want to start making my own vinegars and then use them in chutneys.  I want to learn how to make cheese and butter (I know, it’s easy, I just have to get after it).

How about you?  Type your answer as a comment to this post.

4. Contest ends at 5pm on July 21st. Check your email on July 22nd . The winners will be chosen by If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner (tough love…).

130 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: The Longevity Kitchen

  1. I’m going to learn how to make pie crust that doesn’t fall apart when I try to get it into the pie pan.

  2. I want to make my own pesto and my own ketchup. I found recipes two months ago and keep putting off buying the ingredients. I’m sure they would both be easy to master and so much tastier than store bought!

  3. I am going to learn how to make really good homemade yogurt BY CRACKY! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fab book!

  4. Melissa, I bought a book on Amazon called Fifty Shades of Kale by Drew Ramsey, MD and Jennifer Iserloh the Skinny Chef.

  5. We raise our own meat chickens and I want to learn more ways to cook whole chickens and to cut whole chickens.

  6. Sauerkraut. In fact I’m going to a class tonight on fermented foods. All I really need is somewhere to do it. Pity condos don’t come with basements.

  7. I am going to figure out a way to get my extremely picky 3 year old to somehow consume fruits and veggies! I know-without the extreme case of having to hide them!

  8. I totally want to learn to make my own tonic water! No high fructose corn syrups, no artificial flavors, no fake quinine. My Soda Stream can give me bubbles and I’ll be set to whip up the best gin and tonics EVAH!

  9. I am going to learn to consistently make fermented veg. I love them so much, but always run out and then there is a lapse before I get back to the next batch.

  10. I am trying to perfect the art of fermentation as well. I am making saurkraut and kombucha right now and someday would like to learn how to make tempeh. I’ve heard it’s quite the process but I’d love to try it.

  11. I want to learn how to make ethiopian food! Injera and all the yummy veggie dishes that get served on/with it – cabbage and potatoes, collard greens, spicy lentils, yellow split peas…

  12. PITA BREAD! I’ve had the recipe for sooo long, and despite my Middle Eastern roots I keep putting it off! I need to make a commitment, dang it! Thanks for the push :)

  13. I want to create menus and recipes for health minded, budget conscience, transportation lacking college students in their first apartment. (In my case, one is vegetarian and the other has food allergies!) These menus and recipes should work for low income people too!

  14. I would really like to learn more about making vinegars..I’ve done a couple but would really like to expand and try different flavor combinations/herbs, etc.

  15. I want to learn how to make really nutritious meals my husband won’t turn his nose up to. He’s such a snot when it comes to eating healthy.

  16. I would like to make more of my own fermented foods like kimchi. I already do sauerkraut and gingered carrots but would like to expand with fruit chutneys and more.

  17. My husband and I are wanting to learn to make our own gluten free/dairy free pasta; a big undertaking I know, but our little boys have allergies.

  18. I’m going to learn to make bread. This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and am ready to take the plunge, so it is #1 on my Bucket List!

  19. My daughter and I have been talking about making our own bread for some time now and we never do it! Maybe putting it out into the world will help motivate us to actually do it!!!

  20. My challenge is Sourdough Bread from my own starter. My husband & I have just begun to research this. We buy fresh San Francisco style sourdough bread at the Farmers Market every week and I’d love make my own. And then use that starter for making our crackers and english muffins. Thank you for this give away! I would LOVE a copy of this cookbook.

    1. Jennifer, Click on the Support Cookus button, donate, and get a set of five videos and pdf printout on how to make homemade rustic sourdough bread. You’ll love it. I make a loaf every week.

  21. I’m going to learn how to make vegan cheese! Sampled a few tasty bites at a friend’s party last year. Been dreaming about making my own ever since. Mmm!

  22. I want to learn how to make a favorite from my childhood, Baked Alaska. It feels like an epic and delicious throw back!

  23. My late Mom made a delicious flourless sponge cake with ground nuts. I hope someday to make it as perfect as she did!

  24. Cheesecake….a really creamy New York style cheesecake with a fresh strawberry topping! Thanks for the opportunity!

  25. I am going to learn how to preserve the vegetables I grow in the garden. I bought a dehydrator and am going to learn how to use it, I am also going to ask my Mother to teach me how to pickle things – beans, asparagus, zucchini and of course cucumbers. I might be a late bloomer but I’m actually excited to finally be learning these skills!

    1. Click on the Support Cookus button, donate, and get a set of five videos and pdf printout on how to make homemade rustic sourdough bread. You’ll love it.

  26. I really want to learn to make a GREAT gluten free bread. I make a couple of ok types, but not GREAT!!! In reading all of the above, I also want to learn to make vinegar. I have the image of Mr. Science and Jimmy with a chemistry set in the kitchen. Yikes.

  27. I want to learn to make hollandaise. I’ve tried once and pretty much ended up with lemon curd :/ Haven’t tried again, but I should. For some reason I feel like I need to know how to do this…

  28. I’m searching for wheat-free, dairy-free breakfast options that my 8 year old son likes. We’re trying Jam Filled Mochi in the morning!

  29. I am in the process of making my own granola. I think I may have it perfected, but keep adding and subtracting to get the right nutrition packed, yet tasty breakfast bowl.

  30. Oy, I have been researching how to make my own **homemade non-dairy yogurts** made with my own nut milks/coconut milk – and collecting all the various stuff I need to do it – I am excited to get started on a simple method using canning jars and hot water in a playmate!

    I have been a fan of Rebecca Katz for a couple of years now, have her other two cookbooks, which got autographed at her Cancer Fighting Kitchen workshops (I’ve been to two of them in two different towns :) :). I love her – and thank her for steering me to your site – which looks really fun to explore!

  31. I want to learn to make bread at home (without a bread machine). I’ve had several bread books for years, and I think it is time to put them to use!

  32. I’m going to learn to make macarons one day. Right now I am too intimidated to even try it, though my baking skills are pretty good!

  33. canning anything and everything. My Grandmother used to mail me homemade canned sauerkraut when I was deployed and we’d eat it with potato chips! I’m retired now and hope to follow in her footsteps. Will not be eating that with chips anymore, what was I thinking?

  34. I would like to learn how to cook vegetarian as I have a 16 year old who wants to be a vegetarian and I want to support her.

  35. I can’t die anytime soon; my bucket list is too long. I want to learn to make good (if not perfect) pickles (I’ve got the taste, just not the crunch), cheese, hard cider, cassoule, fish (you’d think I’d have conquered that by now), ciopinno and lots more. Lots. Plus I need to learn how to use our barbecue grill.

  36. Oh, a good mole is also on my list! But maybe closer in reach would be for me to learn how to ferment and can vegetables. I should have an abundance from my CSA this year.

    I love Rebecca Katz’s cookbooks!!! She is amazing!

  37. I want to be able to make my own kim-chee, not too hot, just right and not too chunky, like huge slices of carrots but nice matchstick, trim veggies.

  38. I am trying to be gluten free, GMO free, corn, soy, and dairy free too. Able to do most of it most of the time. Next I want to add sea vegs. Any suggestions?

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