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When Cherie Soria wrote her inspirational (and now classic) book Angel Foods, Healthy Recipes for Healthy Bodies in the early 90s she had to self-publish it, because most publishers were not ready for raw foods! She also made the decision to create a book that had both healthy raw and cooked vegan recipes. The book has been reprinted many times, and is currently available in German, Spanish, and Japanese. When I studied with Ann Wigmore in 1991, I could not find a raw food recipe book other than a couple of really simple ones by Viktoras Kulvinskas and Ann Wigmore. And now, lining our shelves at Living Light Marketplace, are literally dozens and dozens of books on raw vegan cuisine and lifestyle. A new book, with a dedication to Cherie, who mentored and taught all three authors, has appeared on our shelves recently, too. Popular raw food chefs Victoria Boutenko, Elaina Love, and Chad Sarno have collaborated on Raw and Beyond: How Omega-3 Nutrition is transforming the Raw Food Paradigm. In the book, all three authors discuss their “journeys” with raw foods, and how they have adapted their diets. None of them has remained a strict 100% raw fooder anymore – but each of them continues to incorporate many of the important principles about a plant-based diet that they’ve learned through the years, adapting and modifying their diets along the way. Living Light has come a long way since Cherie started our school in 1998, and yet things have come full circle like they usually do.
Cherie will be giving a talk on Monday, September 6th at 7:00 PM at Shay Lynn Baird’s popular event in Healdsburg California: Monday Night Live at Cafe Gratitude. The topic will be Careers in Raw Food, and Cherie definitely is the person I know who is most qualified to speak on this topic. The photo on the left is of Cherie and Chad Sarno in the early days of Living Light. He went through the Living Light training, became a Living Light Chef and Instructor, and toured with the school for many years when it was still a “gypsy school”, traveling to locations around the world. After leaving Living Light to launch an incredibly successful independent career, Chad went on to become an internationally known chef/consultant, opening restaurants all over the world. And he is just one of the success stories at Living Light.
Living Light and Cherie Soria are success stories in themselves. From the early years, Cherie, husband Dan, and their staff have worked hard to create the professional, well respected facility that Living Light has become over the past 12 years. In fact, most of the chefs featured in the recent Living Light Chef Showcase are Living Light graduates who have gone out in the world to create exciting careers. The list is just a small sampling of Living Light student success stories.