Here is a part of the note from Eric Rivkin to ChicagoVeg: I"ll be in the Chicago area early Oct. on my way to NYC to see my parents and teach another raw food class. I would love to do a demo/class with your meetup group, discuss living simply off the land and off grid at Jewel of the Sun raw food community starting here in Costa Rica, present pics of unusual wild fruits, sell some of my recipe books, TO LIVE FOR!, etc. I've done over 100 demos/inspirational talks around the US, Canada and central America. I'm quite knowlegable and seasoned on many levels - hygienic, gourmet, detox, making life enjoyable with raw foods, talking common sense approach has inspired so many. I coach Olympic swimming coaches, Miss USA/ Miss Teen USA titleholders, athletes, doctors, clinics, yoga centers, spas, resorts, restaurants, and thousands of regular folks both rich and poor. Raw foods are for everyone, I know our return to Eden is under way.