Eat Like Eve

Irresistible Recipes for Nude Food

Non-Fiction - Cooking/Food
92 Pages
Reviewed on 02/11/2016
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Author Biography

Cherry Capri is a quirky red haired performance artist and pop cult celebrity. She is YOUR eccentric Auntie Mame whose world is full of vintage style with bossa nova and surf music, retro futurism and Rat Pack era shenanigans. Cherry is known for her outrageous recycled pink polyester pantsuits. For over ten years, Cherry has written a “Dear Cherry” advice column for CA Modern Magazine and formerly for Bachelor Pad Magazine and Tiki Magazine. Her column focuses on healthy homemaking and hosting, eco-friendly decorating along with Modern manners. Remember to request her weekly “Dear Cherry” radio drop-in shows from Public Radio Exchange!

As a performer, Cherry has headlined three Mondo Lounge shows and the Mondo Tiki event at the Hard Rock Hotel. She has performed at tiki clubs across the country. Cherry is also a sculptor and painter who’s exhibited in Hollywood, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and San Francisco in one women shows and alongside Shag and other luminaries of the Southern California Pop Surrealist scene. Always known to pay respect to her elders, the cover of her collectible album “Creamy Cocktails & Other Delights” featured a fun homage to the classic “Whipped Cream” album by Herb Alpert.

Finally, Cherry Capri was once crowned QUEEN of the famous Pasadena Doo Dah Parade! So is it any wonder that Cherry Capri is known as America’s Mistress of Modernism, Manners & Mirth!? It is her mission in life to spread the joy of Mid-Mod Living combined with a hip healthy attitude!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite

Eat Like Eve by Cherry Capri is a unique cookbook based around raw foods and vegan eating. The cookbook opens with an introduction about “Eve” in the Garden of Eden and how her diet revolved around fresh, raw fruits and vegetables. The theory is that fruits and veggies, when cooked, will lose valuable nutrients, therefore becoming not as nutritious and healthy as they would be if eaten in raw form. The author gives a full account of her connection with raw foods and how she feels better living this lifestyle. Also included in the introduction are some of the ways you can ease into this style of eating, the price of some of the items/supplies used to produce these foods (dehydrator, blender, food processor), and where you can find some of the more unique all-natural foods listed as ingredients throughout the book (agave, raw nuts, specific oils, flax seed, etc.). From there, the cookbook dives right into recipes with raw ingredients, most of the dishes being raw versions of everyday food choices. Included, to list just a few, are chili, chicken nuggets, salads, BBQ sauce, pasta toppings, condiments, curry, French onion soup, and even cheesecake. Basically, most favorite foods are available in raw forms.

As a vegetarian, I appreciated Cherry Capri’s approach to this way of eating (and as she says, vegetarians eat more than just salads!). While I do eat cheese and cooked vegetables, I understand her argument that most vegetarians fill up on pastas, breads, and desserts. Because of that, I did find this cookbook interesting enough to give it a try. Easing in with snacks and salads is probably the best way to go about eating raw foods, and as mentioned in Eat Like Eve, even adding little bits of raw foods here and there is a good start. Overall, the cookbook is fun and has a big personality, especially with the author’s outlook and personalization. I would recommend the book to vegetarians, health-food lovers, or anyone who wishes to live a healthier lifestyle through raw fruits, nuts, and vegetables.