Comments on: Raw Deal http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/ The International Culinary Center's Tech 'N Stuff Blog Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:17:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Regis "TB" Milkshakey http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-275976 Mon, 11 Jun 2012 21:08:42 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-275976 When I was 16, I became a vegan for 8 years. For long stretches of that time I lived on raw food only. I was always miserable, but I was too young, dumb, and idealistic realize I was making myself ill. I was brainwashed by the raw/vegan propaganda machine (trust me – its out there). By the time I gave it all up, I had acquired a chronic illness known as irritable bowel syndrome. Its an autoimmune disease that is extremely painful. It took a doctor, a naturopath, a chinese doctor, an herbalist, and a dietician to convince me to give up the diet. When I began to eat four food groups again and cook the two that I used to eat only raw, I began to heal from the illness. Full recovery took a few years; I am now 33. Eating raw vegan is extremely difficult in every imaginable way. Out of all of the long term raw vegans I’ve ever known (and I’ve known many), the diet either made them sick, or they felt better when they quit. If you’re someone who is in it for the health benefits, I think a week, or maybe a month, may be the learning experience or exercise in discipline you are looking for; but don’t be fooled: There is just no way that going 100% raw vegan can be good for you. On the other hand, add some raw meat, and you just might be on to something. Oh and PS: this is a great post, thank you.

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By: Pierre Enockson http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-275277 Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:23:18 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-275277 The best special veggie recipe is grilled tomatoes. Yesterday i cooked for my two friends. They really like my vegan cooking.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73691 Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:30:13 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73691 Howdy Paul,
Thanks for the testing. Nose different, sorbet not. My question is, did you use the peels in the sorbet? Maybe the change is in the peel. Maybe the freeze-thaw doesn’t change the composition of the thing at all, but just makes different volatiles available to the nose while the fruit is still whole? More testing is in order.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73524 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:02:03 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73524 Howdy Andrea,
I am the only person I know who doesn’t like pea shoots. I can see why people like them, but I can’t get passt the raw taste. They definitely don’t taste poisonous like many other sprouts.

I have heard the Korean-Kimchee-Cancer link, but have never seen the studies. I should do the research.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73513 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:42:05 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73513 Anarchangel is an interesting site. i once got lost for a couple of hours sifting through the Glock posts. My wife won’t let me own any guns, but I like reading about them.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73510 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:37:15 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73510 LOL. I was pretty careful.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73491 Tue, 09 Aug 2011 19:31:43 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73491 Ah, but Colin, even with the gin the sprouts will still taste like… sprouts.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73079 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 16:12:49 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73079 Thank you.

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73073 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:49:45 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73073 Howdy Ben W,
Harold McGee and I have run separate tests on this phenomenon. That was several years ago, but my memory is “qualified yes.”

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By: davearnold http://www.cookingissues.com/2011/06/17/raw-deal/#comment-73071 Mon, 08 Aug 2011 15:47:52 +0000 http://www.cookingissues.com/?p=5365#comment-73071 Tell me how it was.

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