I happened to spot Going Raw by Judita Wignall at the library in the new releases section. The cover art had a picture of stuffed mushrooms, some kind of raw burger with bean sprouts, and an absolutely delicious looking raw fruit salad with apples, nuts, and figs. I was sold just by the cover photo. I also liked the fact that it came with a DVD. This is really a perfect book for raw food beginners because not only does it have amazing recipes that actually look and sound appetizing, you also get video demonstrations of how to prepare the food and use raw food kitchen equipment. There are lots of great color photos and tutorials in the book but some learn better with a less disjointed format and the DVD provides that.
Some of the amazing recipes included are:
Berries and Cream Crepes
Orange-Cranberry Oatmeal Scones
Thai Coconut Soup
Tacos (with a crunchy shell)
Asian Noodles Stir Fry
Coconut Curry Samosas
Trail Mix Energy Bars
Making Nut Milks
Using a Spiral Slicer
Opening a Coconut
I give the book a big thumbs up for offering something unique and sticking with high quality recipes. Some of the recipes from other raw food books look like baby vomit or they require ridiculous dehydrating times. This book balances practical with delicious and I think raw foodies and non raw folks alike would really like this particular book. A+
As I mentioned, I got this book from the library but I have added it to my Amazon wishlist.