Jamie visits the Nicoyan Peninsula in Costa Rica, where living to 100 isn’t unusual. He meetsm cooks and eats with five generations of the same family, including 106-year old Jose. Later, Jamie visits the Greek island of Ikaria, where people live ten years longer than elsewhere in Europe and North America, and meets 84-year-old goat farmer Nikos to find out the secrets of the locals’ long lives. Bringing that knowledge back to the UK, Jamie creates super-nutritious and delicious meals.
On the Greek island of Ikaria, Jamie finds out how whole grain cracked wheat is prepared the traditional way and helps make a tasty Ikarian specialty, Trahana. Meanwhile, on Okinawa, Jamie discovers the super food secrets behind local fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices and learns the islanders’ belief in Nuchi Gusui – ‘let food be your medicine’ – from 95-year-old Shoei Kingo who incorporates all the health-giving food he grows into his diet to build a life bursting with vitality.
Jamie’s on the Japanese island of Okinawa. He harvests and eats seaweed, a super food packed with immune system-boosting iron. Later he heads to the tropical paradise of Costa Rica to discover how local people’s love of fruit, packed with Vitamin C, could help to explain why they live so long. In the UK, Jamie cooks up a breakfast of Baked Eggs in Popped Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Ricotta on Toast, Tasty Miso Broth, Chicken, Mushrooms and Wild Rice for lunch and Sizzling Prawns for dinner.
Jamie’s on the Greek island of Ikaria. He helps 84-year-old Giorgios as he works his land and enjoys the fruits of his host’s labors for lunch overlooking the sea. Then he heads to a Costa Rican cattle ranch to eat black beans that keeps the cowboys riding day and night. In the UK, Jamie creates super-nutritious meals, including: Sweet Potato, Chili, Cheese and Seed Muffins for breakfast and a healthy twist on two hearty dishes for lunch and dinner – Skinny Carbonara and Smoky Black Bean stew.
Jamie’s in the Greek island of Ikaria. Under sun-kissed skies he forages for wild greens and herbs with local cook Tula, before sharing a healthy hilltop feast with four generations of her family. Later in Okinawa, Jamie joins local people and discovers the wonders of local ancient ingredient. Jamie creates a days’ worth of super-nutritious and delicious meals, including: Cheese, Ham, Mushroom and Tomato Breakfast Popovers for and a healthy twist on two fast food favorites.
Jamie’s in the Nicoyan Peninsula in Costa Rica, where he joins fisherman Otto for a meal of freshly caught fish with family and friends on the beach. Later, Jamie travels to Okinawa, to join 74-year-old Grand Karate Master Sensei in his dojo to learn some Karate moves before lunch, which features local hero ingredient, sweet potato. Bringing what he’s learnt back to the UK, Jamie creates scrumptious Cheese and Corn Pancakes topped with Smoky Bacon and Caramelized Banana, and Tasty Fish Tacos.