About this book
Raw food diets have exploded in popularity in recent years; some believe that the cooking process destroys nutrients and even produces dangerous chemicals through the interaction of heat with fat, protein, and carbohydrates.
Enter Aaron Ash, a charismatic chef whose organic raw vegan restaurant Gorilla Food has taken Vancouver by storm for its inventive and delicious dishes, all prepared without the use of animal products or a stove. Aaron is a conscientious raw vegan whose beliefs about food are tied to personal and social well-being. Gorilla Food strives to promote the idea that a sustainable, healthy culture depends on humankind living as "lightly" as possible, mitigating the damage wrought on the environment and ourselves.
the book is both an innovative cooking manual and a raw vegan bible; recipes include a raw lasagna made with zucchini noodles, kale, and a "cheese" made from walnuts, and a raw soup made from seasonal greens, tomatoes, and avocado. There are also amazing raw pizzas, fruit pies, and chocolate desserts that will delight vegans and non-vegans alike with their surprisingly complex flavours. The book also contains recipes for dehydrated and cultured foods, important for a raw food diet and surprisingly simple to prepare.
Gorilla Food will make you go ape for living life to the rawest!
Find recipes for lasagne, pizzas, soups, crepes, breakfast burritos, chocolate desserts and more, all raw--and delicious.The cornucopia of colourful photos will have you seeing healthy foods in a whole new light.
A gorgeous book ... Eating a raw food diet fits into the increasingly popular slow food movement, the idea that we need to slow down, enjoy and fully appreciate how and with what we are nourishing our bodies. Gorilla Food
makes it easier to do just that.
Vancouver is Awesome
Not just vegan but raw and organic, this cookbook from an acclaimed Vancouver restaurant chef is a delightful surprise: temptingly inventive, beautifully photographed and formatted, and accessible for anyone (not just raw foodies or vegans) wanting to cook more healthfully.
Aaron Ash has an approach to food that is totally unique. The result is a collection of dishes that have every bit of living energy, every vitamin, and every enzyme intact.
Randy Shore, Vancouver Sun