Sarma Melngailis is the cocreator and owner of Pure Food and Wine and founder of the online boutiques One Lucky Duck and Shiny Happy Pets, through which she is expanding her reach with all things raw and organic. The coauthor (with Matthew Kenney) of Raw Food/Real World, she lives in New York City with her two cats.
Praise for New York City's Premier Raw Restaurant, Pure Food and Wine "Whether you're into raw food or not, Sarma's restaurant is really great, and her One Lucky Duck Juice and Takeaway around the corner is my afternoon go-to spot when I'm in NYC. I always feel at home there!" -- Owen Wilson
"My favorites are the Black Trumpet Mushroom Napoleon and the Classic Sundae!" -- Gisele Bundchen
"`Raw' and `vegetarian' are not adjectives usually associated with haute cuisine, but at Pure Food and Wine, as if by magic, such ingredients are turned into exquisite and exotically delicious offerings." -- Forbes
"At once sophisticated and rigorously raw, [Melngailis' recipes] range from quick and easy milks, juices and items from Pure Food and Wine's "family meal"...to intriguing dishes off the restaurant menu... And nonpreachy primers on ingredients and techniques used in raw preparations make the book accessible...for a wider audience..." -- Publishers Weekly