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Hartford gets raw, No oven at LaraBars, Don't forget the fruit...

Lunch- 1 3/4 lbs white and red cherries

Dinner- 5-7 sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts & cashew nuts, 4 Didi "cheez" crackers, 4 Pure Food & Wine Rosemary crackers, green olive tapenade, 1 slice Raw Soul Yam pie, 3/4 head red leaf lettuce

Hartford, CT has a new raw food restaurant, Alchemy.  Its not completely raw; like a lot of raw foodists, its in transition.  Joann Klimiewicz writes that according to co-owner Imani "Customers have been asking for it.   Hartford, she believes is ready."  The resident raw chef at Alchemy is Erin Schuh.  Their first raw dinner in June sold out for $50 per person.

Millions of dollars are being spent on a top secret government approved method of pasteurizing raw eggs in the shell.  I can only imagine what toxic processes are used.  Maybe its radiation.  I called the Company to get more information.  They weren't very friendly and said it was all confidential.  Oh well, I'm not worried; raw food vegans don't eat eggs!

The Denver Post reports that Lara Merriken, the highly successful founder of LaraBars raw food energy bars has found a new home for her multi-million dollar operation.  "Building codes prevent the company from installing a fully functional oven."  No problem! 

I like seeing so many raw food enterprises succeeding.  However, I'd still think it's important to stress the importance of simple raw meals of fruit, vegetables, seeds, and nuts.  The raw food lifestyle is so much more than costly complex highly processed raw meals.  They have their place, but lets not throw out the baby with the bath water.

Posted on Friday, July 7, 2006 at 03:48PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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