There are so many raw books out there. Here are just a few. In all cases I would normally try to buy them from rather than because they’re smaller (I think) and because they offer free worldwide delivery!

  • If you’re not interested in going raw at the moment but want to eat more healthily, I would recommend Fit for Life by Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. I found it a very useful guide in the past: eat fruit before 12 and on an empty stomach, don’t mix your meat with your potatoes etc. However I would definitely also stick to the Sura Detox principle of eating a good portion of salad with whatever cooked foods you eat.
  • Kate Wood’s Eat Smart Eat Raw is a great place to start. Simple recipes with the British market in mind. She lives in Brighton I think.
  • The second recipe book I bought was Alissa Cohen’s huge Living on Live Food which can be bought used like new for £20 from Amazon + postage. The first section gives extensive case studies of how people went raw, including Alissa. The second section has lots of delicious recipes.
  • Kate Wood has recently published a new recipe book called Raw Living. I’ve heard great things about it and have ordered a copy from The BD for £7.63 including postage 🙂
  • If you’re interested in learning more about green smoothies, then Victoria Boutenko has written a short book called Green for Life in which she describes how to use them to get more greens into your diet effortlessly and the amazing impact green smoothies have had on her life and the lives of her family members. If you do nothing else to change your diet, I would recommend incorporating green smoothies into your daily diet.
  • If you like cookbooks and want something pretty to read then Juliano’s Raw: The Uncook Book is great. I’ve found a few lovely things to make but enjoyed reading the book tremendously. The trouble is that often you start looking at a recipe which seems simple enough until you realise that one or more of the ingredients is a whole other recipe!
  • Matt Amsden’s RAWvolution is great. That’s where I found the incredible onion bread recipe which is to die for. The one downside of his book is that it includes a lot of fresh coconut, so it’s a good idea to find a good source of these: Tesco (but it’s Tesco!), Spitalfield Market in London is a good place (apparently) as are those little shops in China Town, Soho.
  • Ani Phyo’s Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen is a good one. I didn’t have much success with the sandwich she has on the cover (I may have supplemented some ingredients) but I did find some other great things in there and again, it’s an attractive book.
  • Another glossy good read book with some good recipes is Raw Food by Salma Melngailis and Mathew Kenney.

And there are many many more! Having said all of that, if you’re just looking for recipes then the internet is full of them . . .

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  • You Tube contains lots of short video recipes and ideas if you search for raw food