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Paperback Dining in the Raw: Groundbreaking Natural Cuisine That Combines the Techniques of Macrobiotic, Vegan, Allergy-Free, and Raw Food Discipli Book

ISBN: 1575661926

ISBN13: 9781575661926

Dining in the Raw: Groundbreaking Natural Cuisine That Combines the Techniques of Macrobiotic, Vegan, Allergy-Free, and Raw Food Discipli

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Discusses the benefits of eating raw foods and includes vegetarian recipes. This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Only 50% Raw

What I like: The recipes are short, simple, and plentiful. The book is not 98% pictures, unlike many similarly titled books (it has no pictures, other than some generic drawings of vegetables and such... but I do prefer this to getting something that’s more of a picture book). What I don’t like: This is not a book for raw foodists. I purchased it believing it was a raw food recipe book... “Dining in the Raw” ... “combines... techniques of ... vegan... and raw food disciplines” definitely sounds like a raw vegan “uncook” book. The cover is even covered in raw foods. I only counted one star against this because pages 41-122 are raw, and pages 128-198 aren’t. So it’s about 50% raw as far as required space goes. It’s still a decent amount of raw recipes.

Well written and easy

Easy to read and to follow! Great recipes. Is not like I cook every day like that although helps

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.

Great Book made me contact AUTHOR

I've really gotten into macrobiotic and raw foods. I want to be healthy until I die which I hope is a long way from my 59 years...I enjoyed it so much I contacted the author Rita Romano and asked her to teach me to cook. This she has now done. Great experience and great kitchen. Highly recommend it. I'm a southern girl with old southern ways so you can imagine how much I had to learn...We cooked and ate what we cooked. I truly learned a lot, especially about nuts and grains. Hopefully, now with Rita's teachings, I can teach my children and grandchildren. The grandchildren are really into it also. Eat and Stay Healthy. Best to you all.

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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