As the popularity of raw vegetarian cuisine continues to soar, so does the mounting scientific evidence that uncooked food is amazingly good for you. From healing diseases to detoxifying your body, from lowering cholesterol to eliminating excess weight, the many important health benefits of such a diet are too important to ignore. However, now there is another compelling reason to go raw--taste! In her new book "Eat Smart, Eat Raw, cook and health writer Kate Wood not only explains how to get started, but also provides delicious kitchen-tested recipes guaranteed to surprise and delight even the fussiest of eaters. "Eat Smart, Eat Raw begins by explaining the basics of cooking without heat, from choosing the best equipment to stocking your pantry. This is followed by twelve chapters of recipes for truly exceptional dishes, including hearty breakfasts, savory soups, satisfying entries, and luscious desserts. There's even a recipe chapter on the "almost raw" for those who are a bit harder to please. Included are lists of groups, stores, and related websites that provide the information you need to begin enjoying raw vegetarian cuisine. Whether you are an ardent vegetarian, a health-conscious consumer, or just someone in search of a wonderful meal, "Eat Smart, Eat Raw offers over 150 delightful recipes that may forever change the way you look at an oven.