Ani at Artisanal LA, Santa Monica, CA

I had so much fun celebrating the pre-launch of Ani’s Raw Food Asia at Artisanal LA in Santa Monica.

All of these beautiful photos were taken by the amazing Sherman Lee. Thanks Sherman!!

It was a weekend full of local and seasonal gourmet foods (though way too much bacon! – what’s up with bacon these days?) and great expert panels and talks.

I love this fish eye photo, it was a full crowd with great people old and new to raw foods and the raw food diet and lifestyle. Thanks to the wonder woman organizer Shawna Dawson for all her support, for announcing my talk over the loud speaker, and for putting me and Ani’s Raw Food Asia in their printed program.

Q+A is my favorite part of my appearances because I get to listen and interact with my new friends.

It’s always so nice to have my brother Max and my family with me at my events.

This lovely lady kept asking me about how to learn to make raw food. I say if you’re interested in making food, you have to learn how to make all foods first. Then you can translate it into raw food prep.

Libby drove all the way up from San Diego with her friends just to grab an early copy of Ani’s Raw Food Asia.

Please check my homepage and also my calendar of events for upcoming events and stops along my book tour. Hope to see you all very soon. xoxo

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6 Responses to “Ani at Artisanal LA, Santa Monica, CA”

  1. kate says:

    beautiful dress! x

  2. Diane says:

    LIBBY!!! If you see this, I have NOT forgotten about you. I will email you this weekend. I so loved meeting you and Fran. Can’t wait to see you both again. And this picture of you and Ani is just super cute!!!

  3. Libbi Corson says:

    I can’t tell you just how much I am enjoying your new book! It is not only extremely informative but the recipes and pictures are amazing! You definitely have written another “must have” book in our raw lifestyle library!

  4. I’m so glad you were there! My company vended at the previous event last fall, and people kept asking us what kale was. Thank you so much for helping educate about tasty, healthy raw food!

  5. Brandon says:

    Raw food is by far the easiest kind of food to prepare. Instead of cooking all the flavor out of food then having to create, you work with nature’s flavors.

    Kinda random but…
    I read once you would like to see Native Americans get into raw foods b/c of their spirituality. Thought it was pretty neat. That’s partly why I started becoming vegetarian and then raw.

    Jai Hanuman

  6. Ani, how cute are you in that pink dress?? Love it! Congrats on your new book :)