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“Raw food makes us healthy, reverses aging, and improves our appearance, and now you are holding in your hands the proof of raw food's value in rearing exemplary youth. On every page of this book, the authors will surprise and delight you with fresh insights and deep understanding into the child-parent relationship. Their intelligence is vivid, their wisdom is astute, and their love for others is stupendous. Whether you are a parent or child, you will gain insight from this book.”
—Tonya Zavasta, author ofYour Right to Be BeautifulandQuantum Eating

“Sergei and Valya share much wisdom and wit with sound nutritional guidance. They have been well taught and have a unique ability to share with others their perspective on the path to ultimate health.”
—Brigitte Mars, author ofRawsome!, Beauty by Nature, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine,andAddiction Free—Naturally

“Valya's and Sergei's new book inspires and encourages people to explore, persevere, and also to be courageous and imaginative with their new way of eating. They offer helpful and practical guidance and recipes that provide a foundation for success and enjoyment on a raw vegan diet.”
—Vance M. Logan, MD

“Not only do Sergei and Valya prepare the most delicious raw foods, which is talent enough, but the clarity, wisdom, and insights they share about food and health are breathtaking. This book is a must-read for any aspiring health seeker-no question. What they teach now is unbelievably cutting-edge, and everyone should know it.”
—Karen Knowler, the Raw Food Coach

“The Boutenkos are so far ahead of their time in nutritional wisdom, but draw from the oldest and most simple, instinctive knowledge… The first quarter of [Fresh] is full of insight and information. The rest is comprised of recipes that are accessible and loosely written as to encourage experimentation.”
Eco Mama’s Guide to Living Green

“Most of the recipes are quite simple and made with ingredients that are readily available…Fresh: The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbookis a really good place to start if you are interested in exploring the world of raw food.”
Mindful Momma
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ISBN-10:  1556437080
ISBN-13:  978-1556437083
Author:  Sergei Boutenko
Publisher:  North Atlantic Books
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review by . January 15, 2009
If you believe that raw foods are better for your health and want more variety than the typical cookbook offers you, this could be a very important book for your shelf.     There are savory dishes, sweets, drinks, marinated and pickled foods, and a special section on wild edibles. Attractive photographs show how to prepare dragonfruit and durian as well as more familiar fruits like mango and pomegranete, and also how to identify some edible wild foods.    I …
review by . January 14, 2009
In the last several years there has been quite a bit of talk about the Raw Food diet. It by no means is a new idea, but had recently become popular through celebrities and TV. In getting Fresh: The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook I hoped to learn more about the history of raw food eating and to also find some new recipes to incorporate healthier foods into my familys meal time.     The first chapter gives background and concepts behind raw food eating. Touching on things like the …
review by . January 14, 2009
This is a difficult book to rate. There are aspects which are very good but others that are quite weak.    Pros:    The first 53 pages are full of background, great commentary and information. Unfortunately much of the discussion of the health benefits of eating fresh foods is "preaching to the choir" as I imagine most people that buy this book are already aware of just how important eating good healthy food is.    The few photos in the …
Fresh: The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook
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