Dinner- 6 coconut macaroons from Pure Food & Wine
I think I can tell the difference between raw food dishes that have been made by raw foodists and those that have been made by cooked foodists. I went to Westerly hoping for a satisfying treat from their raw delicatessen but I felt very disappointed. The best thing I got, Ms. Lillian's Cheesecake, was made somewhere else. The items made at Westerly were heavily salted and bland. An experienced raw chef knows how to create flavorful dishes without using salt and nuts as a crutch. I also bought the tomato humus but it was pasty and unpalatable; maybe it was just an off day.
Whenever I have disappointing experiences like these, its a signal for me to return to the satisfying simple pleasure of fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts.