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Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine Hardcover – June 30, 2009
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“My favorites are the Black Trumpet Mushroom Napoleon and the Classic Sundae!” (Gisele Bündchen)
“‘Raw’ and ‘vegetarian’ are not adjectives usually associated with haute cuisine, but at Pure Food and Wine, as if by magic, such ingredients are turned into exquisite and exotically delicious offerings.” (Forbes)
“At once sophisticated and rigorously raw, [Melngailis’ recipes] range from quick and easy milks, juices and items from Pure Food and Wine’s “family meal”…to intriguing dishes off the restaurant menu… And nonpreachy primers on ingredients and techniques used in raw preparations make the book accessible…for a wider audience…” (Publishers Weekly)
Top Customer Reviews
First of all, although the recipes look amazing ~ creative, delicious, original ~ they are more for entertaining and entertaining 6 to 8, not at all practical for me, a single raw vegan who even if I did more entertaining or could convince my non-vegetarian family to try raw food, would only need servings of 4 or less. The large amount of ingredients, many exotic or not so easy to come by, was daunting to me. I already spend a fortune on my regular organic and raw foods. I just can't imagine keeping my fridge and pantry stocked with a lot of the required items for these recipes.
Secondly, and maybe the most annoying to me, is the extraordinary amount of photos of Selma, her staff, the restaurant, their store products. This really drives me nuts with so many of the popular raw food books out there now! And in this one there's even a picture of a restaurant staff person smoking a cigarette! That floored me! How inappropriate is that? Or is the message that smoking will give you "the glow" too?
Lastly, even though while I perused I did glean some helpful and interesting tidbits here and there, I thought much too much space was wasted on Selma's "philosophy" or on the most basic info about raw foods and its preparation. If one is advanced enough in raw food prep to prepare recipes at the level of this book, is it really necessary to dedicate so much space to such very basics?Read more ›
I am so glad that I ordered this wonderful book and have been able to put it to great use with making delicious raw food for myself and my family. As a new mum and relatively new to raw foods; but have been vegan for some time, I feel blessed that I stumbled upon this book after searching and researching online.
I chose this particular book after learning about Sarma's successful Raw food restaurant "Pure Food and Wine" in NYC and I wanted to be able to re-create some of the dishes served in her restaurant half a world away! In my opinion, any person who has had a long standing exclusively raw food restaurant in a big city with all of the critics and the like and be able to not only survive but do exceptionally well is someone who just might know what they are talking about. Moreover, it occurred to me that if you can keep it going and have people pay for your meals and keep coming back then you are doing something right - the dishes must be 'amazing' and I am writing here to tell you that they are. What really struck me about the book is Sarma's heartfelt pouring of herself into these pages. Some of you may prefer to think of Raw Foodists as a 'group' of people, who look at non-raw people as not being fully evolved.Read more ›
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Lovely book with delicious and fun recipes to play around with!Published 2 months ago by audreywrong
Fantastic book. Very educational. Very good read. Although I haven't finished, I like what I have read so far. I love the testimony of the author. Excellent.Published 9 months ago by Ponytail
I have read other books by her. I am very picky about books as I do not KEEP them. This is one of my Keeper. I like this better than the other one she published. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Wanju Chien