Synopses & Reviews
The Raw Food Primer is a timely, delicious and delightful antidote to the ills of "Fat America." Just reading the recipes will make your tummy growl. Chef Ferrara knows her stuff and is on the cusp of the move to go raw with this appetizing primer. Ready to go raw? Eating is more than just taking nutrients in. It's also pleasure, communion, and the taste of life. With the blossoming of raw food as an artistic cuisine, eating is also about discovering intense natural flavors and enticing high palate food lovers to explore new/old ways to eat. As the raw food movement enters the culinary mainstream, Chef Suzanne Alex Ferrara is right here to help with The Raw Food Primer as a starter kit. Those who try her recipes for succulent dishes will enjoy deep comfort, great nutrition, and fresh paths to glowing health. For many of us, raw food is already a way of life. But when we try to explain it to friends, family, or students who don't yet know the pleasures and the benefits of eating "raw, " they may say, "You can't keep up your energy with raw carrots" or "Yuck! That sounds really boring" or "I can't give up my pasta!" To answer such remarks, Ferrara gently introduces "first timers" to the concept of raw foods and a vegetarian diet. Encouraging them to add raw food slowly to their diets, she avoids a zealous approach that may frighten off people curious about "uncooking" but not quite ready to give raw cuisine a full embrace. With her charming, low-pressure style, Ferrara eases the reader into true eagerness to try the tasty, healthful benefits of eating raw. Carob Ooey-Gooey Cookies These delightful soft, squishy cookies will make your eyes roll back in your head and you'll moan, "I can'tbelieve it's raw!" I golden delicious apple, peeled and dicedI cup walnuts, soaked3/4 cup pine nuts1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked1/2 cup maple sugar1/4 cup raw carob powderI t vanilla extract1/2 t shoyu1/8 t nutmegfresh raspberries Process apple, walnuts, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, maple sugar, carob powder, vanilla, shoyu, and nutmeg in food processor. Using a small scoop, form dome-shaped cookies on a dehydrator sheet. With your thumb, push one raspberry into the center of each cookie. Dehydrate for 10 hours and then hide them.
This work introduces "first timers" to the concept of raw foods. Encouraging them to add raw food slowly to their diet, it avoids a zealous approach that may frighten off people curious about "uncooking", but not quite ready to give raw cuisine their full embrace.
Artistic cuisine and intense, natural flavors abound in the recipes of The Raw Food Primer.
About the Author
Ready to go raw? Artistic cuisine and intense, natural flavors abound in the recipes of The Raw Food Primer. Adventuresome chefs and their developed palates will discover new and ancient ways to enjoy eating with Suzanne Alex Ferrara, author, artist, chef, and uncooking instructor for over twenty years. With her charming, low-pressure style and vibrant illustrations, Ferrara eases the reader into true eagerness to try the tasty, healthful benefits of eating raw.