Breakfast- 12 Pure Food & Wine maple coconut macaroons
Anthony Bourdain, food journalist, must feel quite threatened by the raw food movement. His anger gives him away. He is furious at Woody Harrelson for refusing to eat cooked food in Thailand. Thailand is famous for having the best coconuts and durians in the world; maybe Woody was saving his appetite for true native Thai food.
Raw food is about health and wellbeing. Cooked food causes disease and raw food supports health. Many people don't want to acknowledge this because they are so attached or addicted to eating what they've always eaten.
In An Interview with Anthony Bourdain, Mr Bourdain says that raw food (as Charlie Trotter prepares it) is "incredibly expensive. Highly extravagant and difficult." In reality, a healthy raw food diet is neither expensive nor difficult. A simple raw food diet consisting of fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts is simple, economical, and very satisfying. Charlie Trotter's raw cuisine is great for special occasions.
If Mr Bourdain wants to continue eating foie gras and watching monkeys get hooked to car batteries in the name of science and health, then let him. He'll never convince me that that eating fresh coconuts and durian is less healthy than eating the cooked swollen liver of a tortured goose. Healthy acts produce health.