“A tantalizing must-read for raw foods enthusiasts as well as chefs, restaurateurs, lovers of memoirs and biographies, and of course fans of Kenney’s.” —Raw Foods News Magazine
An expansive, entertaining memoir that tells the story of how Matthew Kenney transitioned from a mainstream celebrity chef in New York, to a pioneer of plant-based cuisine, and his mission to change the way the world eats and thinks about food. Cooked Raw highlights a journey of courage, persistence, risk, the reward of following one’s passion, and the future of food for the 21st century.
“Kenney has provided a window into celebrity chefs, the costs, the competition, and the struggles to stay true to their own lives.” —San Francisco Book Review
Praise for Matthew Kenney
“Everyone thought the raw diet was a fad soon to pass, but it’s alive and well. [Kenney] is a virtuoso when it comes to raw and living cuisine.” —Huffington Post
“In 2004 Matthew Kenney and his then girlfriend, Sarma Melngailis, opened Pure Food and Wine, the restaurant that, perhaps for the first time in New York City’s illustrious dining history, made health food sexy.” —Vogue
“A founding father of the American raw food scene.” —Well + Good
“Kenney has created a movement that aims to be as inclusive, accessible, and educational as possible.” —LA Canvas