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The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory has been written with the novice "raw food" restaurant-goer in mind

"Raw food" isn't just about lettuce leaves, beetroot, and garlic. Nor is it just about juicing!

The now generally accepted definition of "raw food" is that the ingredients have not been heated above 42 or 43 degrees C.  This is the temperature at which nutrients will start to leach during conventional cooking

At first sight this might appear restrictive, but eye catching, nutritious meals are regularly created by raw food chefs. "Raw food" is a growing culinary trend, and the increasing number of raw food Meet Up groups reflect this

Experimenting with any dietary regime can be expensive, so a restaurant visit is initially an economical way of seeing if you like something. You might enjoy the experience – or you might not. Either way you won't know until you try

The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory will help you locate a "raw food" restaurant by geographical area. All restaurants listed include at least one raw food menu option. By the second edition, at Ki Publishing we had located "raw food" restaurants in more than 45 countries

In the 2014 e-edition the numbers increase once again

We do not want to re-invent wheels, or to repeat what has already been said or written, so we included in the book, as reference sources, many of the websites we used during our initial research.  We have also set up a dedicated blog for your feedback

In The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory we have laid the raw food table for you, and you may choose to partake as often or as little as you wish to

Ki Publishing Co-operative held the launch of the International Raw Food Restaurant Directory in the then newly opened Organic Pharmacy

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Yvonne Spence Hub Pages
Yvonne Spence via Hub Pages http://melovy.hub pages.com/hub/The-International-Raw-Food-Restaurant-Directory-A-review Submitted on: 21/09/2011 163 rated or flagged the original page By Melovy The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory - A Review All Lettuce Leaves and Aching Jaws? Knowing that I’m a vegetarian and that vegetarians eat vegetables and that this particular vegetarian is renowned not only for eating organic vegetables in large quantities, but also for enjoying the occasional salad or two, a friend gave me a copy of the recently published International Raw Food Restaurant Directory. Phew, that sentence was quite a mouthful – which is probably not what most people expect to get when eating raw food Or maybe they do, since lettuce takes a lot of chewing, possibly even using more calories than the lettuce provides Some Facts About Raw Food And now that I’ve got the myths out of the way, here are a few facts about raw food: Cooking destroys some vitamin C – how much is destroyed depends on how you cook and for how long Many fruit and vegetables in their raw form will provide you with more nutrients. For instance, 100 grams of raw broccoli contains 47mg of calcium, while boiled it has 40mg Raw food includes food heated up to 115°F/46°C – “raw foodists” prepare bread, biscuits and falafel in a dehydrator, and also use it to dry fruit and vegetables 115°F is the temperature above which enzymes in food are destroyed Check out the Directory on Amazon International, (but note the price!) This book os a valuable resource While researching this article, I found that the more I delved into what appeared to be facts about raw and cooked food, the more I found vague statements or opinions – on both sides. Some people report massive health benefits after changing to a raw food diet, others find some vegetables easier to digest when cooked. What suits one person may not suit another, so there is no right or wrong here Thankfully, The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory does not try to persuade you to convert to a raw food diet, and in its introductory pages Paul Appleby gives a balanced view of the debate, concluding that variety is the key. However, given that everyone in the developed world over the age of six must by now have heard that we need a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, I am often surprised by the meagre portions of vegetables served up in many restaurants – even in a vegetarian meal This makes The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory a valuable resource for any healthy eater who likes to eat out, especially when travelling. What you are pretty much guaranteed in a raw food restaurant is plenty of healthy fruit and veg. It would also be a great for anyone with a health condition that makes eating out difficult. Raw food restaurants won’t be using hydrogenated fat, excessive salt or MSG so you are far more likely to find something a heart or stroke patient could eat than you are in a burger joint or pizza palace! The directory is laid out by country – 45 in all – and while you probably won’t be remotely shocked to learn that the United States has by far the highest number of entries you might be surprised to know there’s a raw food restaurant in Liechtenstein (a tiny country sandwiched between Austria and Switzerland) and there’s even one in Iceland, which is probably more famous for its legendary devouring of puffins than it is for its raw vegetable eating habits In countries where raw food restaurants are plentiful the directory entries are further divided into regions or states. In the USA 46 states are represented. (Try the quiz at the end of this article to see if you can guess which don’t have raw food restaurants!) Of the States, California has by far the highest number of entries, and of the individual cities, New York wins hands down New York has so many restaurants its entries are categorized by district. As the publisher acknowledges in the introduction, the nature of guides of this type is that they are prone to change. To combat this the publisher has sensibly included a website where readers can read amendments and post corrections One criticism I have of the guide is that scattered throughout the listings for restaurants, it also lists other resources, such as a yoga institute or a food co-operative. While this information could well be useful, I think the directory would be easier to use if the additional resources were listed separately from the restaurants. And sadly, there are no raw food restaurants in my hometown, so I will have to wait until I next go travelling to try it out The original review then contained a Quick Quiz on the original The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory The price of the 2nd edition of The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory now £2.99 + postage e-book edition in preparation for mid-2014
Submitted on: 26/03/2014
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Rank: Excellent
Postivie News Discovering The Raw Food
Discover the Raw Food Approach Google, who are forever busy analysing what words we are putting into our searches, found that ìraw foodî began to out-rank searches for ìorganic foodî in early 2009. The increase in popularity of raw food is also evident in the number of magazines, books and recipe books now devoted to the subject. Not surprisingly, a growing list of celebrities, including Bill Clinton, Demi Moore, Sting, David Bowie, Beyonce, Robin Williams and Apple CEO Steve Jobs, are voicing their interest too. My first encounter with raw food was about five years ago when I did a reiki course in Scotland. Rosemary, the teacher, had a dehydrator in her kitchen – a device that preserves food by removing moisture from it – and when we got chatting about this it turned out that she was interested in raw food. I thought raw food meant salads and juicing, so I was fascinated to hear more about it and of the amazing health giving properties. Raw foodists, as they are sometimes known, report benefits such as increased energy, weight loss, feeling more rested and needing less sleep, as well as a slowing of the aging process. Candida, some cancers, diabetes and lupus are among the illnesses that can be improved by following a raw food diet, proponents have claimed. I’ve even heard that following a raw food diet can save you money! You may find this hard to believe but although you would be eating organic food which is more expensive, once your body gets used to the change and adapts, the food that you eat is more nutritionally dense, so you don’t eat so much but have more energy. The definition of raw does vary a bit depending on who you talk to, but the generally accepted definition is uncooked vegan food, with no animal or dairy products at all. Raw food can be heated, but must not be heated above 115 F or 46 C, the temperature at which enzymes begin to be destroyed. This means that dehydrators are in. Raw foodists often use these to make breads and biscuits and to dry fruits and vegetables all of which retain most of the nutrients lost in cooking. I was very interested to learn from Rosemary that raw food has been gaining popularity over the past 10-15 years all over the world, especially in the US. Having been vegetarian since the mid 80’s but never tempted to go vegan, I was surprised at myself for being so interested in raw food, which is after all one step beyond vegan. I was amazed to see the raw cook books that Rosemary had and immediately started flicking through them. She gave me lots more information and I quickly wrote down the name and authors so that I could order my own copies when I got home. She spoke about Ann Wigmore, an early pioneer of raw food and Gabriel Cousens, who has written extensively on the subject. Back in London I found out through a friend that a raw food restaurant had started up in the city, so I went to sample what they had to offer. Since then raw food has become much easier to find in London with raw food restaurants and vegan restaurants including raw food offerings springing up – mainly in central and north London – not to mention little pockets in other parts of the country such as Brighton and Lincolnshire. Because of my interest in raw food I am very pleased to have helped with the publication of The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory in which we list more than 600 restaurants in over 45 countries with their contact details, the location and opening hours. Most, but not all of these are also vegan. We have listed many of the rapidly expanding number of Raw Vegan Meetup groups, which are very friendly and brilliant for beginners. As well as this we have also listed wild food foraging websites, raw food cookery classes, plus listings for further reading on the benefits of raw food. This is a great book for taking away on holiday with you, especially if you are going to America; California is particularly rich in raw food outlets.
Submitted on: 14/03/2014
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Rank: Excellent
From Maria Ravarola
A Review priginally written for the International Vegetarian Union (IVU) Newsletter Do you ever wish you knew exactly where to find raw food eateries where you live or wherever you happen to be traveling in the world, but find the research process time consuming and confusing, more often than not leading to frustrating dead-end information? Sam Crawley and Anna Senkiw know what it is like to end up with out of date information in the vast cyber space. They have painstakingly searched, double-checked and successfully compiled The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory, an impressively crafted and comprehensive listing of over a staggering 600 restaurants in more than 45 countries in the world The International Raw Food Restaurant Directory is an easy to read, clearly laid out and well-presented first ever directory of this kind. Whether you are a long-term committed raw foodist, new enthusiast, or interested in experiencing the health benefits of living foods, this is a must-have publication. Importantly, this effort represents the first serious attempt to bridge the gap between the plethora of conventional restaurant guides and the ever increasing market for healthful living You will find yourself using the directory not just to search for a restaurant, but also to locate groups and other relevant health and environmental organizations. The authors invite us to send any corrections to the current edition which can be posted for almost immediate amendment on the blog - a brilliant way to keep this directory up to date From Bali to Buenos Aires </a> … jump into the world of the most vibrant foods on the planet, and let The International Raw Food Directory inspire your journey to health around the globe "Nuestra tarea debe ser liberarnos a nosotros mismos ampliando nuestro círculo de compasión para abrazar en él a todas las criaturas vivientes y la totalidad de la naturaleza y su hermosura" "Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." Albert Einstein Maria Ravarola is a Gourmet Raw Vegan Chef currently working in Indonesia and in Australia
Submitted on: 28/03/2014
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