Maggie’s Recipe for Life

Simon & Schuster (2022)
Maggie’s Recipe for Life

Australian culinary icon Maggie Beer teams up with Professor Ralph Martins, the Foundation Chair in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Perth, to draw connections between food and brain health. Maggie’s Recipes for Life has 200 recipes designed to support brain health and cognitive function. They include fresh ingredients that, in recent research, have shown to have a positive impact on brain cell stability. Beer’s list of “nutritious native foods” of Australia, like Kakadu plum, saltbush, and quandong, bring Aboriginal food wisdom to bear on the recipes. Beer, a recipient of the Senior Australian of the Year award, writes that for healthy old age we must start making the right food choices early on. Her mantra is simple: Include a diverse range of foods, as variety is the key to nutritional wellness. Beer gives us clever ways to include “life-enhancing foods” for every meal, taste, and occasion.

READ | DIALOGUE: Q&A with Maggie Beer 

The Benefits

Read this book to:

  • Understand the relationship between food and brain health
  • Find out how certain foods improve brain cell stability and check the onset of dementia
  • Access 200 recipes with easily available ingredients that reduce the risk of certain diseases