Food: Adventures in the Raw

Our fearless food guy goes a week (well, three days) obeying the strictures of the purest of the pure-food movements

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It wasn't until I ordered a week of raw meals that I realized just how lazy I am: I not only don't cook for myself, I don't not cook for myself. But the raw-food movement--whose full-time practitioners believe cooking saps ingredients of nutrition--actually requires a lot of equipment: dehydrators, blenders, food processors. It's not exactly as if I'm going to make an uncooked nut loaf with barbecue sauce myself.

With restaurants that don't even own a stove opening around the country, and delivery services in New York City, Atlanta and Los Angeles, I decided to eat nothing but raw food for a...

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