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Model Alt's first book, Eating in the Raw, was more about the details of her switch to a raw-foods diet, though it did include about 40 recipes. Her new book includes menus with recipes for lunch and dinner and ten recipes each for breakfast, drinks, and snacks. The recipes are fairly simple; however, as is often true of raw-foods dishes, many require advance prep such as presoaking or dehydrating. Alt also includes a handful of case studies of people (including her sister) whose health problems have apparently been solved by a raw-foods diet. Expect demand.
Phyo is the chef for SmartMonkey Foods, a source for vegan and raw ingredients and foods. She offers more recipes than Alt-most of which are quick to make-and they call for fewer hard-to-find ingredients. Phyo also emphasizes "living green," and she includes helpful tips and suggestions for recycling and related topics. Her book is more substantive than Alt's and is recommended for any subject collection.