Eating raw food is nothing new – it’s basically humanity’s oldest cuisine. But interest in raw food diets has been sprouting recently beyond the usual fad cradles like Manhattan and southern California.
A number of (un)cookbooks have been published recently offering recipes for “raw pot pie” and “lemony tofu pate?? High-profile adherents like actor Woody Harrelson and model Carol Alt have added to the buzz. Author and raw food evangelist David “Avocado” Wolfe said he now speaks to packed houses in places like Coldwater, Mich., and Wichita, Kan.