Raw gourmet cuisine is one of life's great pleasures. The food is absolutely delicious and can be adapted to the palate and flavors of any culture, from satisfying American comfort foods to zesty Italian sauces and spicy Indian curries. Simply put, a raw foods diet means eating food in its natural state. Raw foods can be defined as those that are uncooked or prepared at temperatures below 115°F. When food is heated above that temperature, vital nutrients and enzymes are destroyed. Although nutritional supplements are available, science has not yet fully recreated the complex and subtle benefits of fresh, unprocessed food.