“We must master our palate before we can move on to anything else.” Russell James
This is not a new frontier — raw cuisine — all uncooked, unprocessed, organic, can be vegan but not necessarily. There is Raw Veganism, Raw Vegetarianism. No not a new fad in any way. Raw foods as a dietary way of life was developed in Switzerland by Doctor Maximillan Bircher-Benner the inventor of muesli in 1897 — certainly leaning towards a pattern of life dependent on nature. Much research in the scientific world can be found on health and nutrition on raw and living foods. It has been found for instance that a diet of raw foods has been associated in a decreased cancer risk. (Lilli;Potter,J. 2004) ‘Raw versus cooked vegetables and cancer risk’
I certainly found that in preparing eating raw, that preparation is key. It has always been my motto in my life’s work that if you want me to do a good job, give me the proper tools. This also goes for my kitchen.
Should you desire to try this you will need a good blender, a juicer, a food processor, a dehydrator and a spiralizer. Much fruit, a whole lot of fruit, and a whole lot of vegetables, nuts, seeds and so on. For some great recipes go to http://www.therawchef.com
Pasta Bolognese is my day 50 celebration dinner.
Zucchini noodles with a mix of tomato marinara, a basil pesto and crumbed seasoned nut loaf topped with pine nut parmesan.
Health wise you can really make this lifestyle work for you. I have unleashed a foodist chef in me and I feel amazing. Although admittedly still learning and doing my training under the U.K.’s leading raw chef – Raw Chef Russell James — this is absolutely a great experience.
This my friend, is not a diet, it is a true lifestyle. My life will never be the same.
Disclaimer: If you want to go this route like anything else health related please consult your physician before starting the Raw Food Cuisine.