Book Review – Ani’s Raw Food Desserts
So, I just returned from a long road trip … part of that trip was a visit to San Francisco, a meca for raw foods in the US. At the end of the seminar I was attending, I met a friend for dinner at Cafe Gratitude [Berkley location]. I always like to keep an eye out for raw food books that I haven’t read and played with yet. This trip was no different. On this visit, I picked up two new ones for me, and the one that I’m sharing about today, is from Ani Phyo. Her book, ‘Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen’, is one of the three books that I usually recommend to my new students for easy, consistently tasty, few ingredient, relatively quick recipes to start playing with initially. This newest book of her’s, ‘Ani’s Raw Food Desserts‘, published in 2009, appears to uphold Ani’s talent.
The sections in her book cover from Frozen Treats, Cakes and Tartlets, Chocolate and Fudge, Crisps and Cobblers, Puddings and Parfaits, to Cookies, Fruit Simples, Sun-Baked Treats, Sauces and Kreams, and Sparkling Desserts with Wine and Champagne. As the introduction is titled, ” Sweet Inspirations” are offered throughout the book, and the best part is you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them, even if it’s for every meal of the day [even growing up with a sweet tooth myself, that’s a bit much, though, hey, whatever works for you :-D]. Enjoy such delights as Tiramisu, Strawberry Kream Cheezecake, Filled Chocolate Truffles, Nectarine-Raspberry Crumble, or Pecan Pie Cookies. There’s likely a flavor combination here to satisfy any palate. And best of all, she seems to continue to keep it simple, with just a few ingredients.
Definitely one to check out for yourself, next time you’re looking for something new! If you’ve already tried some of the recipes from this book, share your comments and experiences here too 😀