View Full Version : Dining in the Raw by Rita Romano / good?
02-12-2005, 11:55 PM
Is this a good book? I meant to bid on the one by Rhio..the lady has both so I can probably switch if Rhio is better..thanks Kim
02-13-2005, 01:18 AM
This was the first book on "Raw" I read (it was in our local library). It's very interesting but seems to make everything a bit more complicated than it needs to be. And somehow the recipes, even though there are HEAPS of them, dont' seem to inspire (maybe the presentation & lack of photos???). Don't know about Rhio's so can't comment, but if you already know a bit about Raw, then i think possibly Rita Romano's isn't essential reading...
Does that help at all????
02-13-2005, 05:43 AM
I had the book but as carmba said it is a little more complicated. Do you have Alissa's book? If not save yourself the money of buying a lot of other books and just get hers. I wish I would have had that advice when I first started raw.
02-13-2005, 07:32 AM
I have them both -I have not used Dining in the RAw much at all but I love Rhio's book - she has some really great recipes and lots of good information.
02-13-2005, 03:38 PM
I have Rhio's book too. I got it in exchange for a donation to the legal cause of a Florida family who had their children taken from them when their infant daughter died. The state accused them of neglect based on their raw diet, and it turned out the daughter was born with a defect that killed her. I like Rhio's, but it's kinda complicated too (sprout, dehydrate, soak, etc). No pictures. I am waiting for Bryan Au's book, Raw in Ten, ten minute recipes without soak, sprouting, dehydration. I hope that's the ticket.
02-13-2005, 05:15 PM
I have "Dining In the Raw" as well. It was one of the 1st Raw books I ever got. I haven't made any of the recipes either. Don't know why though?
Not sure if it was because everything seemed so new still or if it is uninspiring. I was probably just so busy back then...
I do not dislike it though. I should pull it back out.
I think I read it a lot to learn about the lifestyle.
Funny-Alissa's is my newest raw book and the one I've used the most.
It's the one I recommend to people new to this lifestyle and interested.
She has a way of simplifying things to make this more approachable I think.
Plus the photos in her book are so tempting.
I have about 13 raw books.
02-13-2005, 09:02 PM
What's your favorite books besides Alissas?
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