View Full Version : RAWvolution book - is it worth buying?
04-14-2007, 04:38 AM
Hey guys -- I'm thinking of buying Matt Amsden's book, RAWvolution. Is this a good raw recipe book to have? How are the recipes? In general, are they very involved or easy recipes?
I've been hearing a lot lately of Rawvolution's recipes, so I'm considering buying it. But I would like to know how many of you feel about it before I fork out the $$.
I've liked the recipes. I can't really say if it's worth the $$ as I got it out of the library.
04-14-2007, 05:56 AM
For my family, and friends that I've made them for, the recipe for the Savoy Truffles has been worth it alone!
04-14-2007, 06:08 AM
Do check through it at a Book Store and you can see it up close and personal...
04-14-2007, 08:26 AM
He has a lot of nice recipes in it but I think I am getting better ones from Alissa book and this forum.
Check the library. That is where i got mine from. Have to take it back soon. At least u can see if it is worth the money to have.:D
I cannot find a lot of the ingredients he has in his recipes as I dont live in California. I also have no access to all the thai coconuts he uses. I wish i did. I cannot even find organic apples around here anymore. That is sad:(
04-14-2007, 09:02 AM
I think it's totally worth it. I had about 20 raw recipe books before I bought it, and I still enjoyed it so much. It's simple, and there's pictures for almost every recipe. I've made the carob haystack more than 10 times for my SAD friends and family. People love them.
04-14-2007, 10:04 AM
I love it!
04-14-2007, 04:54 PM
I highly recommend Matt's book. The recipes are excellent and they turn out everytime. In addition, the preparation is always quick and uncomplicated. I've made quite a few of the recipes for nonraw people and they have always been a hit. I bought the book last October and I am still finding recipes in it to try.
Also, several of Matt's recipes have become staples in my diet. Whenever a book provides me with even just one staple recipe, I consider it worth the investment. I have purchased many raw food books that have not even yielded one memorable recipe.
When my husband traveled to Santa Monica, he was nice enough to bring me back some food from Rawvolution. It was all awesome; I still fantasize about that food!
Matt's recipe for "Spicy Walnut Taco Meat" is on www.goneraw.com. I believe several of Matt's recipes are posted on that site. Also, check out www.gliving.tv/greenchefs. This website has a video clip of Matt preparing one of his recipes. And, yes, he is cute, too!;)
If you buy the book, you will not regret it.
04-14-2007, 06:02 PM
This is a raw classic. It is a great first book for any raw fooder who needs to prep comfort foods for themself or their family. I am fairly sure that Matt's recipes wind up being staples for new raw food restaurants too. I have seen the onion bread all over the place. His book is very dense with recipes and all are very temptingly presented. He has struck a very nice balace between appealing o the eye, and not sacrificing information in favor of fancy graphics. His and Alissa's books would be great core components in any raw library.
04-14-2007, 06:25 PM
HMMmmmm, I have never seen that one ? Looking it up on the web....... Has anyone here got this one http://www.amazon.com/Raw-Food-Real-World-Recipes/dp/0060793554 I really like it. Cute couple, love their story.:)
yes, yes and yes! I love this book. Every recipe is good and easy easy easy!
04-14-2007, 10:48 PM
Yes!! This book is totally worth the money. I purchased it a few weeks ago and currently use it more than any other cookbook. My issue with previous books has been that the recipes didn't turn out. This has not happened once with Matt's book. I've only made 7 or 8 recipes but they all turned out fabulous and many I have made more than once they were so tasty. I also like that a number of his recipes can be made in only a few minutes -- no dehydrating! When I am hungry for something I want it now!
04-15-2007, 01:28 AM
Thanks everyone for your feedback! I appreciate it. :) In addition to the responses here, I also read the reviews and comments from Amazon.com and from what I've gathered, this book is definitely worth having in my raw library. :)
Thanks again! You guys are the best... :D
04-15-2007, 09:42 AM
I bought the book and I really like it.
Some of the recipes are more labor intensive.
I have not finished reading it completely but it is a good book to have in your raw food libraby.
04-15-2007, 12:35 PM
Just beware - his recipes tend to yield a LOT of food.
Made his ketchup yesterday - so $)O@! good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I LOVE his mock tuna salad.
04-15-2007, 05:14 PM
I have all of the books noted and I love them all. Great recipes!
04-15-2007, 07:11 PM
It's a very pretty book - I like the photos. I am only day 2 going 75% raw and I made the Mock Tuna Salad for lunch. Even my non-veg husband liked it! I was totally SHOCKED! Can't wait to make more raw recipes!!!
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