How did the raw food movement start?
It's the way people ate in the beginning of time...it's always been around.
How did you start preparing raw food?
I bought Juliano's Raw book (Raw: The Uncook Book: New Vegetarian Food for Life, by Juliano Brotman, Regan Books, 1999) , Regan Book, 1999. and started there!
What can someone gain from eating raw food?
Health is the main reason for eating raw, but it is also growing as a gourmet food style and is a great way to incorporate the things you grow in your garden.
Does raw food taste bad?
Raw food is fresh, and when preparing food with the freshest, organic ingredients, it is impossible for it to taste bad!
Can people who don’t maintain a raw food diet appreciate a raw meal?
Yes, most people eat some raw food in their diet now.
What is your philosophy as a chef?
Well, I am an industrial designer that loves to cook, I approach food like art—if it looks beautiful it will taste the same!
What is your training/background?
I am an Industrial Designer graduated from RISD. I have been in the Toy industry for years and have just gotten into building Container homes and other structures using shipping containers. I did complete Matthew Kenney's 105-degree living cuisine chef course. I hope to build some pop-up Raw Food restaurants soon!
Anything else you want to share with our readers?
Go Raw for a week...it will change your life!
Continue reading for Debbie's recipe for Cold Sorrel Soup
Cold Sorrel Soup
By Debbie Glassberg
- 1 cup sorrel (from my garden)
- 1 tbs light miso
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup soaked cashews (soaked in water for a couple of hours)
- 1 clove garlic
- Juice of 1 lemon ( I use the whole lemon after I take the skin off)
Blend in a Vitamix and serve with your choice of toppings.
For competition-level presentation: Put an open squash blossom flower in the base of the cup and sprinkle borage flowers, nasturtiums and chive flowers on top. Add a dollop of cashew-truffle sour cream.
Cashew-Truffle Sour Cream
- 1/4 cup soaked cashews
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp truffle oil
- add salt to taste
- add water to achieve the right consistency