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Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine [Hardcover]

Sarma Melngailis
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Book Description

2 July 2009

Picking up where the bestselling Raw Food/Real World left off, Sarma Melngailis invites us inside her glamorous restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, with dozens more recipes for fresh and vibrant juices, shakes, soups, simple dishes, main courses, desserts, and cocktails.

  • Whip up an antioxidant-rich Goji Tropic Shake or a sweet, cleansing Cilantro-Pineapple Shake for delicious nutrition on the go
  • Cool down with a Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho Soup and an Heirloom Tomato, Fennel, and Avocado Pressed Salad with Caper Dressing, Pistachio, and Mint
  • Find out what makes the Chanterelle and Kalamata Olive Ravioli the restaurant's most beloved entrée
  • Celebrate with a raw Thanksgiving dinner, complete with "dark meat" portobello, "white meat" large oyster mushrooms, stuffing, mashed celeriac, cranberries, and brussels sprouts
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Classic Sundae and Caramel Bars

No juicer? No dehydrator? No problem! Sarma shows that raw food preparation doesn't have to be daunting, and she helps you work your way from the fastest, simplest, freshest recipes to immensely satisfying main dishes that you'll have a hard time believing are raw. A definitive list of ingredients, tools, techniques, and sources make raw food a snap, while information-packed sidebars introduce the world's most powerful super­foods, from kombucha tea to chia seeds. And Sarma is refreshingly honest and real as she describes her personal breakthroughs—and struggles—living on raw foods.

Whether you're snacking on the run, having a quiet dinner at home, or throwing a festive cocktail party, eating raw food makes you feel alive. Filled with sensuous, sexy, and energizing food, this book is sure to enrich your life, whether you're a carnivorous epicure or a raw-foods junkie.

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (2 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061458473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061458477
  • Product Dimensions: 23.2 x 19.9 x 3.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 356,655 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for New York City’s Premier Raw Restaurant, Pure Food and Wine“Whether you’re into raw food or not, Sarma’s restaurant is really great, and her One Lucky Duck Juice and Takeaway around the corner is my afternoon go-to spot when I’m in NYC. I always feel at home there!” (Owen Wilson)

“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)

About the Author

Sarma Melngailis is the cocreator and owner of Pure Food and Wine and founder of the online boutiques One Lucky Duck and Shiny Happy Pets, through which she is expanding her reach with all things raw and organic. The coauthor (with Matthew Kenney) of Raw Food/Real World, she lives in New York City with her two cats.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunningly Beautiful 17 Aug 2009
I loved Sarma's first book, Raw Food Real World, so I was delighted to see she has produced a second. Whilst many don't recommend Sarma if new to raw foods, I find it quite the reverse - Sarma converted me to raw food with her last book, and this one has helped both to re-motivate and re-invigorate my approach in the kitchen. This book is just fine if you are good in the kitchen, but don't buy it if you are not a keen 'cook'. Having said that there are a number of 'simple' dishes, that are quick and easy to put together and a separate section of dishes from the restaurant. I have prepared quite a number of dishes here for entertaining non raw foodists, to gasps of delight. What I like about Sarma is that she is not a raw food fascist and is realistic about what it takes to be a raw foodist in normal life. The only downside to this book is that as ever, in the UK, some of the ingredients are hard to come by. For example, her ice cream base is made from young coconuts, which are almost impossible to get here. Don't let put you off though. The photography is amazing and if I leave it on the coffee table, it always becomes a major talking point for visitors - you will want to eat it all after you see the pictures. The writing is excellent as she introduces her teams both at the restaurant Pure Food and Wine, and One Lucky Duck. You do get to feel that you know them by all by the way it is written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars YUM! 1 Jun 2010
Delicious recipes that challenge your view on how to eat, what to eat, and the knowledge behind our traditional diets.
I was really inspired by this book, and the way she has written so that each and every reader will be making their own decisions and not forcefully willed into a 'raw-food-existence'. Here she is merely allowing each person to be wiser about their lifestyle, and food choices. You only live one! And you might as well explore variety!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Living Raw Food 6 May 2013
This is the first raw book i purchased. I was curious. I have tried a few salads and smoothies with surprisingly good results. Nice book, good back story and nice photos. One i will use often.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good! 23 Feb 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Really great book, well not for beginners I'd say but for somebody really in to raw is great! I have my own restaurant and we use some of Sarmas recipes and our customers absolutely love this food!
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1.0 out of 5 stars It's not about raw food! 1 April 2011
By Anna
It's not a book about raw food! The author is describing how she opened a restaurant; there are pictures of her (she is obviously in love with herself) and the restaurant staff. I had to return this book- it doesn't teach you anything about raw food.
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