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Paperback Dining in the raw: Cooking with the buff Book

ISBN: 0963474200

ISBN13: 9780963474209

Dining in the raw: Cooking with the buff

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Excellent cookbook, not 100% raw recipes but a great start!

Despite the title, this isn't a one hundred percent raw cookbook. As the subtitle announces, it's actually includes recipes for "groundbreaking natural cuisine that combines the techniques of macrobiotic, vegan, allergy-free, and raw food disciplines." That said, it's one heck of a cook (and uncook-) book! If you are not completely convinced that you want to go raw, or you wish to make the transition gradually, this book offers a combination of terrific recipes for both uncooked salads, soups, and sauces, as well as cooked grains, soy products, and desserts. The author includes information on digestion, nutrients, and food combining. The glossary in the back will help you identify some of the more unusual ingredients, though if you are an accomplished vegan cook, you are probably familiar with most of them. There is also a section on germination so that you can start sprouting.This book appeals to me as a someone who is leaning toward raw foods but is not yet ready to go all the way. It's for you if you want to include more raw meals in your diet, and I promise you will love the recipes! They are some of the most unique and delicious I've tried.

Very Informative!

I am a vegan and am thinking about a raw diet. This is a great transitional book! Even though all of the recipes are not raw there is so much needed to know information before the recipes. I would suggest buying this book for a health nut that is not a vegetarian, I think they would definetly make the switch. Some might find the title deceiving but its a nice book to have even if you're a raw foodist.

A+ for Rita -- nutrition 101 for me

Wow! After being a vegetarian for nearly thirty years I thought "no meat, fish, fowl, or eggs" was doing a good job of it. Well, there's more to it: fresh, whole, uncooked food is better for you. In this book Rita explains how food is digested, what causes our bodies to make fat, what the aging process really is, and the relationship between what we eat and how it affects us. Then she artfully details what to eat and how to prepare it. Reading this book was a revelation. The recipes promote good health, weight loss (if you need it), and energy. The cooked foods (those mainly with beans and whole grains) are very practicle if you enjoy balance with your purity... :) Thanks Rita!

There?s not a wasted page in the book ? an excellent job.

Rita Romano talks intelligently and to the point on how to eat healthy. For a reader that doesn't know the first thing about eating raw foods, how to start, what's good for them and what's bad, this book is exceptional. It is well laid out and is chock full of information. My profuse thanks to Rita - I had always wished, reading book after book, that someone would write a no-nonsense practical book that explained things start to finish in an informative and easy-to-understand manner. "Dining in the Raw" does. There really is not a wasted page in the book - anyone buying this book gets their money's worth.

Great intro to live foods; delicious, imaginative meals.

Excellent both as a cookbook and an introduction to live foods, macrobiotic dining, etc. Both the raw and cooked recipes are imaginative and delicious. Her tone is straightforward and empowering; she eschews the zeal often found in writings about these dietary disciplines. Highly recommended.
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