Grace O and FT Team Travel to China for Cookbook Awards

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Los Angeles, May 23, 2017 — Grace Mercado Ouano (Grace O) and the FoodTrients teams will travel to China this week to attend the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards event in Yantai, China.

The awards have been called the “Oscars” of the food world, and Grace O’s The Age Beautifully Cookbook: Easy and Exotic Longevity Secrets from Around the World 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. The winner will be announced at the awards event in Yantai on May 28.

Grace will be traveling to China with her husband Rupert Ouano and his brother Rico Ouano. She will also be joined by FoodTrients executive editor and brand manager Barbara Weller, cookbook photographer Matthew Fried, cookbook designer Lynn Fleschutz, business development director Trinity Foliente, executive assistant Sandy Mattarazzo, and editorial assistant Danny Rengifo. Asian Journal Editor Christina Oriel will also travel with the group and contribute to the food stories they plan to write during their visits to Yantai, Shanghai and Beijing.

Gourmand Age Beautifully Final CoverThis week, The Age Beautifully Cookbook received its third award from the 2017 International Book Awards when it was honored as a Finalist in the International Cookbook Category.

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 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. 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 from Asia to Europe and America, Grace O encourages young and old to celebrate a full life that embraces diversity. Lifestyle tips, age-defying recipes, and secrets of the healing properties of food are the centerpiece of FoodTrients™–all available through cookbooks, e-newsletters, and
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories

Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.

Ao Anti- oxidant

Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.

IB Immunity Boosters

Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.

MB Mind

Improves mood, memory, and focus.

F Disease Prevention

Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.