Summer Reading

With our last newsletter, you found places to eat, support groups and events to attend. Now, I am sharing with you some of my favorite books. Honestly, there are a lot of cookbooks out there that just aren’t that good. Before you waste your money on beautiful books with recipes that taste like muck, try my favorite books below.

My guideline for recommending a book is that:
The recipes are simple to make. A recipe should not intimidate the chef!
The ingredients are inexpensive and easy to find.
The recipes turn out great every time – even for the most beginner in the kitchen.

Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People
by Jennifer Cornbleet
My all-time favorite cookbook for beginners just got better! Jenny just released an updated version with tons more recipes and tips. This is a excellent cookbook for beginners looking to master basic techniques.

Ani’s 15-Day Fat Blast
by Ani Phyo
This book is a great for doing a cleanse or trying out a 100% raw diet. If you want to experience 100% raw for a short time this is your guide.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw
by Mark Reinfield, Bo Rinaldi and Jennifer Murray
This is another of my favorite books for raw food beginners. It is full of helpful tips, nutritional information and recipes!

Becoming Raw
by Brenda David, Vesanto Melina and Rynn Berry
Your best guide to raw food nutrition. It explains everything in clear, concise copy without too many stats.

The World Goes Raw Cookbook
by Lisa Mann
This is my favorite cookbook for international foods. It is full of comfort foods and international menus sure to excite you.

12 Steps to Raw Foods
by Victoria Boutenko
If you want to know how to transition to a raw food diet successfully, this is the book for you. With advice and coping techniques, Victoria covers all the bases. This is the book that inspired me to go raw 5 years ago. It remains a powerfully important book.

The Art of Fermentation
by Sandor Ellix Katz
Are you a fermentation fiend? This book is a necessity. Sandor just released this updated companion to Wild Fermentation. It is the most comprehensive book on fermentation available in English.

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