One such guide, titled Uncooked (Editions Flammarion), hits bookstores next month with 104 recipes and no ovens, stovetops or microwaves required.
Co-author Patrick Mikanowski an advertising executive whose passion is food says he hopes the book encourages folks to discover the pleasure of slurping raw scallops, cracking into uncooked eggs and digesting raw duck.
Some of his more unusual recipes include couscous made from grated cauliflower and cold minestrone soup made with pureed tomatoes, pineapple and strawberries.
Raw foods especially veggies are notorious for causing gas, but Mikanowski says you can kill some of the digestive distress by cutting cruciferous veggies in very thin slices.
He says raw food is worth looking into because its healthy, flavorful and takes much less time to prepare than regular cooked foods.
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