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Raw Food Cookbooks

Rfein Jun 23, 2009 01:00 PM

So I was wondering what people feel are the best raw food cook books out there right now, any suggestions?

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    Cinnamon Jun 24, 2009 11:10 PM

    I've been to Juliano's Raw in Santa Monica, California and his book 'Raw' is one option:

    I have browsed through it but mainly meant to say that the things I had at the restaurant were pretty amazing. And I'm no vegan. He seems to have some real talent for flavor, and apparently for sourcing some very top-quality ingredients.

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    1. re: Cinnamon
      lgss Jun 25, 2009 04:42 AM

      We have his book and have made several items from it.

    2. amyzan Jun 24, 2009 07:52 PM

      I have a few raw food books, and have had a few more out from the library, in an attempt to include a larger percentage of raw food in my diet. (I mostly do this in the summers, because it's just not as feasible all year, living in Kansas.) I can't really recommend any without knowing more about your aims, your kitchen equipment, and access to ingredients not found in the conventional grocery. Can you tell us a little more-- Are you looking to go 100% raw? How do you feel about planning and cooking ahead? Do you plan to lay in a raw pantry? Are you going to buy raw convenience products or make a lot yourself? Are you into complicated recipes or more of a salads and shakes kind of approach?

      1. HillJ Jun 24, 2009 12:56 PM


        An online raw food community is well established here; along with cookbook recs.
        Try a few Youtube recipe tutorials before buying a book.


        1. Caralien Jun 24, 2009 12:19 PM

          Raw by Charlie Trotter

          some recipes included here:

          1. HillJ Jun 24, 2009 08:29 AM

            Rfein, I'd be happy to make a few recommendations but I have a few questions. Are you new to raw food prep? Do you have a food dryer? Are you able to purchase the basic essentials (ingredients) for raw food cooking. The "lifestyle" requires a few basic tools and many hard to find ingredients. Depends how "raw" you want to get.

            1. LindaWhit Jun 23, 2009 01:49 PM

              OK. I'm going to say it. I can't help myself. Isn't "raw food cookbook" an oxymoronic phrase? ;-)

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              1. re: LindaWhit
                Rfein Jun 24, 2009 06:33 AM

                hahahaha very true but do you know of any good ones?

                1. re: Rfein
                  LindaWhit Jun 24, 2009 06:44 AM

                  I don't, I'm sorry. However, if anyone's going to potentially have what you're looking for, Jessica's Biscuit will: http://www.ecookbooks.com/

                  A search for "raw food" brings up lots: http://www.ecookbooks.com/search.aspx...

                  They don't seem to have a rating system so you can read reviews, however.

                  1. re: Rfein
                    lgss Jun 24, 2009 02:56 PM

                    Some are called uncookbooks. We have several but haven't used any of them enough yet to judge them. We're not organized enough to deal with the ones that call for sprouts or dehydrating.

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