The Age Beautifully Cookbook Wins National Gourmand Award

The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards announced that Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World has won the National Award in the INNOVATIVE category for this year’s competition.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA -- The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, which have been called the “Oscars” of the food world, announced that Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World has won the National Award in the INNOVATIVE category for this year’s competition. The Age Beautifully Cookbook, the latest cookbook from FoodTrients®, will now compete in its category against winners from other countries for Best in the World held in Yantai, China on May 27 and 28.

The FoodTrients brand was created and developed by Broadthink for our client Grace O. Her age-fighting recipes were the inspiration for her popular website, social media sites and two cookbooks – The Age Gracefully Cookbook and The Age Beautifully Cookbook – which were produced and sold to Skyhorse Publishing by Broadthink. The FoodTrients website, which is also managed by Broadthink, is a deep content site that include’s Grace O’s weekly blog along with contributions from nutritionists, anti-aging medical experts, and food and wellness experts.

Inspired by the Olympic Games and their global spirit, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards were founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau. Every year, they honor the best food and wine books, printed or digital, as well as food television shows. Last year, books from 211 countries competed in this prestigious awards competition, which is free, and open to all languages.

As for FoodTrients, people don’t have a choice when it comes to aging, but they can choose HOW they will age – the foods they eat, exercise, and healthy habits can have dramatically positive effects on aging. That’s why Grace O introduced FoodTrients®, which is dedicated to news, information and great-tasting recipes that also deliver the age-defying benefits of food, herbs, and supplements.

Eating well doesn’t mean sacrificing the foods people love or satisfying meals. The Age Beautifully Cookbook provides one hundred-plus, easy-to-make recipes that promote health and well-being. The recipes are built on foundations of modern scientific research and ancient knowledge of medicinal herbs and natural ingredients from around the world. And consumers won’t believe how good they taste, too!

Since the publication of her first anti-aging cookbook, Grace O has identified eight categories of FoodTrients that are essential to age-defying and healthier living – Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Disease Prevention, Immune Booster, Mind, Beauty, Strength, and Weight Loss. Specifically designed logos represent each category and are indicated with every recipe along with summaries of the recipe’s healthful properties. These benefits show how specific foods, herbs, and spices in the recipes help keep skin looking younger, prevent the diseases of aging, and increase energy and vitality. By incorporating these properties in an everyday diet, people are more likely to look and feel younger, have more energy, and improve their mood and mind.

The cookbook also includes Grace O’s Feel-Good Formula for Longevity, Beauty and Wellness, and lists of the top age-fighting fruits, vegetables, grains, spices, and proteins. Plus, a guide to age-defying FoodTrients and their benefits, a list of ingredient resources, and menus for entertaining.

Who knew that the right foods in sufficient amounts could do so much good for your body? Now there is the science to prove it.

The Age Beautifully Cookbook was also awarded Gold in the Specialty Cookbook category of the Living Now Book Awards presented in September, 2016, and is available in both hardcover and eBook online and at bookstores nationwide.

About the Author 

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally all of her adult life. As a young adult in Southeast Asia, she managed her family’s cooking school and eventually opened three restaurants. Grace has worked more than twenty years in the health-care industry and is the owner and CEO of three skilled nursing facilities in California. In addition to The Age Beautifully Cookbook, she is also the author of the award-winning Age Gracefully Cookbook and lives in Pasadena, California. Visit Grace O’s website at

About FoodTrients 

Combining her passion for food and a lifelong commitment to promoting a healthy lifestyle, Grace O has created FoodTrients®, a unique program for optimizing wellness. A FoodTrient is her name for the natural anti-aging properties of food. Grace O is a fusion chef with a mission: to cook up recipes for sustaining a long and joyful life that are built on a foundation of anti-aging science and her work in the health care industry. Mixing foods and unique flavors culled from a lifetime of travels in Asia, Europe, and America, Grace O encourages young and old to celebrate a full life that embraces food diversity. Lifestyle tips, age-defying recipes, and secrets of the healing properties of food are the centerpiece of FoodTrients– all available through cookbooks, the website, e-newsletters, and much more. For more information, visit and at