Top New York chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney and his partner, Sarma Melngailis, were thinking of opening an upscale burger restaurant. But one night, they were pleasantly surprised when they visited a raw food restaurant and were soon drawn into a whole new lifestyle.
This summer, Kenney and Melngailis opened Pure Food and Wine, and their creative and tasty raw food is already drawing raves. Dishes such as zucchini and green zebra lasagna, golden squash pasta with black summer truffles, and dark chocolate ganache tart with black mint ice cream have given raw food a sexy new appeal.
In this lushly illustrated book, Kenney and Melngailis will show readers that raw food does not mean bland, unsatisfying, or impossibly time-consuming meals. Using dehydrating, Vita-Mix blending, a nuanced understanding of spices, and unprecedented creativity, this book will explore a whole new outlook on raw food that transfers beautifully and easily from their kitchen to yours--no matter what your normal diet.
A more practical version of Raw by Juliano, with the sexier feeling of Marco Pierre White's White Heat, Raw Food/Real World is destined to become a top-shelf classic for lovers of colorful, inventive, hip, and healthy food.