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Ted Allen

Ted Allen

Host, “Chopped” & “All-Star Academy”

Ted Allen is host of the hit primetime Food Network series Chopped, which received two James Beard Awards--one for the show itself, the other for Ted as host. He also the host of Food Network's All-Star Academy and a frequent contributor to The Best Thing I Ever Ate. His latest cookbook, In My Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Discoveries for Passionate Cooks, came out in May 2012. Since 1997, he has been a contributing writer for Esquire. Ted also writes for such publications as Bon Appétit, Epicurious and Food Network Magazine. Previously, Ted was a judge on the first four seasons of Bravo’s Top Chef and Food Network’s Iron Chef America, and was the food and wine specialist on the groundbreaking Bravo series Queer Eye, which was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and took the prize in 2004. He is author of The Food You Want to Eat: 100 Smart, Simple Recipes, a collection of vibrant, all-natural dishes, and co-wrote the New York Times Best Seller Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better.
 
Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner

National Geographic Writer; Renowned Explorer; Author of Blue Zones

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest lives. His articles about these places in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic are two of the most popular for both publications. Buettner now works in partnership with municipal governments, large employers, and health insurance companies to implement Blue Zones Projects in communities, workplaces, and universities. Blue Zones Projects are well-being initiatives that apply lessons from the Blue Zones to entire communities by focusing on changes to the local environment, public policy, and social networks. The program has dramatically improved the health of more than 5 million Americans to date. His books, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way, The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People, and The Blue Zones of Happiness were all national bestsellers. Buettner has appeared on The Today Show, Oprah, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America, and has keynoted speeches at TEDMED, Bill Clinton’s Health Matters Initiative, and Google Zeitgeist. His speech in January 2018 at the World Economic Forum in Davos was chosen as “one of the best of Davos.”

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