This book is so important to me.
To have a healthy old age you must act now, whether you are 30 or 50. I have two great passions – sharing my love of cooking delicious simple food and improving the health and nutrition of older people. I hope this cookbook does both but it’s not for ‘old’ people, it’s for you. I have been delighted to work with leading Alzheimer’s researcher Professor Ralph Martins in recent years and I have learned that if we are to avoid Alzheimer’s and other lifestyle diseases it is what we eat today that matters.
These are my recipes for every day, for everybody, full of deep flavours and beautiful ingredients that will nourish you and your family. Nobody wants to eat worthy food that tastes like cardboard. For me, food without flavour is unthinkable! And so is the notion of restricting whole food groups. My recipe for life is to have a healthy attitude to eating – it’s all about balance, variety and choosing foods that give you the best chance of being in good health now and into your future. This is not a diet book it’s a way of life. ~ Maggie Beer
Maggie Beer and Professor Ralph Martins have teamed up to fight one of the most debilitating diseases of our later years. Based on the latest scientific research, Maggie has created more than 200 recipes that help provide the nutrients we need for optimum brain health. More than one million Australians are affected every day by Alzheimer’s or its impact on their family but the good news is that you can eat well to age well, from this moment on.
The proceeds from Maggie’s Recipe for Life will be shared between the Maggie Beer Foundation and the Lions Alzheimer’s Research Foundation.
Maggie Beer is one of Australia's best-known food personalities. As well as co-hosting The Great Australian Bake Off, appearing as a guest chef on MasterChef and writing books, Maggie devotes her time to her export kitchen in the Barossa Valley, which produces a wide range of pantry items for domestic and international markets. These include her famous verjuice, pate and quince pastes, her ice cream as well as her sparkling non-alcoholic grape drinks.
In 2001, Maggie was awarded the Centenary Medal for her service to Australian society through cooking and writing, and in 2010 she became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
Maggie is the author of eight successful cookbooks: Maggie's Christmas, Maggie Beer (Lantern Cookery Classics), Maggie's Verjuice Cookbook, Maggie's Kitchen, Maggie's Harvest, Maggie's Table, Cooking with Verjuice, Maggie's Orchard and Maggie's Farm, and co-author of the bestselling Stephanie Alexander and Maggie Beer's Tuscan Cookbook.
General cookery & recipes
Paperback / softback
Simon & Schuster Australia
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