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The Food for Life Cookbook: 100+ Recipes Created with ZOE

Written by

Tim Spector


10 October 2024

Who’s the author? Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, director of the Twins UK study, bestselling author, and one of the founders of ZOE, the largest in-depth nutrition study in the world.

The ‘ZOE-verse’ is ever-expanding, with Tim’s message about the importance of gut health and the new science of eating well becoming increasingly popular; his 2022 book Food for Life was a Times and Sunday Times Book of the Year. Through his books, the ZOE Science & Nutrition podcast, and regular TV appearances, Tim has consistently and accessibly explained why a gut-friendly approach to eating can have transformative effects on our health and wellbeing.

What’s it about? Building on the huge success of Food for Life, this cookbook aims to turn theory into action: we now know why we should be eating gut-friendly food; now Tim and the team at ZOE show us how.

The Food for Life Cookbook will help readers transition to and sustain a gut-friendly lifestyle, demonstrating that healthy eating can be achieved with ease and enjoyment. The fundamentals are simple enough: eat a wide variety of plants, eat less meat, ignore calories, include fermented foods, and avoid ultra-processed foods. With over 100 fully tested recipes and a comprehensive introduction penned by Tim himself, The Food for Life Cookbook will show you how. Structured with easy-to-access chapters, each recipe will clearly indicate its fibre content, plant count, and gut-friendly credentials with simple instructions and suggested swaps to accommodate a range of tastes and eating patterns.

Perfect for: Readers of Tim’s previous books, ZOE members, and anyone looking for a practical guide to eating well.


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