January 19, 2013 |
The kimchi dumplings at Matthew Kenney's M.A.K.E. restaurant in Santa Monica might be the poster dish for modern raw cuisine: origami-like bundles of cashews, pickled cabbage and tahini, packaged in wrappers made with dehydrated coconut purée mixed with cilantro juice so that they're bright green, and served with sesame-ginger foam, nasturtium flowers and micro-cilantro. Hello to the new raw food. The dumplings, one of the most popular items on the menu at the 3-month-old restaurant, reflect a culinary leap from that '80s raw food stalwart, zucchini "noodle" lasagna (though that's on the menu too - what one restaurant critic called the best version of this dish she's ever had)
January 22, 2013 |
You don't have to be an adherent of raw food (nothing heated to more than 115 degrees) to appreciate some dishes in the raw. A story about the new raw food restaurant M.A.K.E. and its culinary academy uncovers a cuisine that's coming in from the fringe. (Who doesn't love zucchini "noodle" lasagna, anyway?) "I think now a lot of people who are not strict about raw food are incorporating it into their diets," says M.A.K.E. owner Matthew Kenney. Much of the cuisine at M.A.K.E.
April 4, 2005 |
Vegetarians who follow a raw-food diet have lower bone density than those who consume a more typical American diet, researchers have found. But those bones might not be weak. Risk of fracture is linked to bone density and bone turnover -- a measure of how fast a bone breaks down and reforms. According to the new study, raw-food vegans often have a bone density low enough to be diagnosed with the bone disease osteoporosis, but show normal levels of two markers for bone turnover.
October 28, 2011 |
The bust had all the makings of a major criminal investigation. Ten law enforcement and regulatory agencies dedicated hundreds of hours of personnel to track the suspects. They used high-tech video equipment hidden on a utility pole for round-the-clock surveillance and undercover agents to make covert buys. This wasn't a major narcotics trafficking investigation or an attempt to take out a violent street gang — it was a crackdown on what authorities allege was illegal trafficking of raw goat milk, cheese and yogurt.
February 17, 2002 |
We Southern Californians love our enchiladas--rolled, stacked, low-fat, meaty, vegetarian, green, red, suiza and mole. Oh, yeah, and raw. Chef Lesa Carlson is a raw food advocate who whips up tasty enchiladas without actually cooking a single ingredient--not to mention pizza, pasta, burgers and desserts.
January 31, 2001 |
As Pat Crowder settles down in the living room of the Burbank bungalow with her plate of food from the buffet, she isn't quite sure what she's eating. "There's some nut and banana with some kind of sauce," she says, poking around with a fork. "And some chicken with lemon, some salmon and cheesecake." But when a young man named James Hopson wanders by clutching a Mason jar in which bits of solids swim around in a gray-brown liquid, he knows exactly what he is spooning back. "It's steak," he says.