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Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann: Rawfood for Smart and Busy People

I am excited to introduce a very special and rare event. On April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Finnish Hall we will be hosting Cherie Soria and her husband Dan Ladermann. Cherie Soria is indeed a chef extraordinaire. She is founder and director of the Living Light Institute, where many of our greatest chefs have learned how to prepare the delicious raw food we are building a life around. Heather Haxo Phillips, our sponsor and great teacher, and Jennifer Cornbleet, who we were just blessed to have teach us some of her many delicious recipes, both graduated from the institute. We will get to experience their mentor as she draws from her expertise and shows us how to blend flavors and a recipe or two from her new book, Rawfood for Dummies. Of course she is teaching us Smart and Busy people who need a simple

approach to incorporating more raw food into our lives.

In this class you will


  • Learn how to get started on the road to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle incorporating more delicious raw foods.
  • Find out why raw foods help you gain more energy, feel younger, reduce colds, flues and allergies, and help bring your weight into balance without “dieting”.
  • Watch master raw food chef, Cherie Soria, and her husband Dan Ladermann, prepare recipes from their new book, Raw Food For Dummies that are as easy to prepare, as they are delicious. You will not only learn a recipe, but also see how to balance flavors so you can create your own recipes.

Plus RawDaddy will be there with his wonderful gourmet cones. For this event I'm sure he'll have an array of his best, from the Reuben which has become Berkeley Farmer's market favorite, to Sushi, one of my favorites, to Thai and Forest mushroom and polenta. He also has delicious dessert cones such as Pilgrim's cream, Carrot cake, Lemon cheese cake, and Chocolate. Every bite is a taste of rawfood heaven. I'll update the meetup with his choices for this event.

Duration: About 1 ½ to 2 hours, 1 hour talk followed by a culinary demo and book signing.

Time: We will start at 6:30 p.m. and RawDaddy will serve his cones. Cherie and Dan will begin their presentation at 7:15 p.m.

Fees: $15 per person. As usual, the venue fee of $5 will be waived for all of you who have purchased Meetup Memberships. For $25 you get the venue fee (ranging from $5-$10) waived for every meetup and a thankyou gift in the form of your choice of a Hippocrates Raw Vegan series permachart. Email me [masked] if you're interested in purchasing one. If you have one, just pay $10 when it takes you to Pay Pal.

RSVP HERE for this meetup and do it soon because it's liable to fill up.

Authors Bios:

Raw food revolutionary, Cherie Soria, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, and has been teaching the art of gourmet raw foods to individuals, chefs, and instructors for more than 20 years and vegetarian culinary arts for 40 years. Cherie has personally trained many of the world’s top raw food chefs and instructors and is often referred to as the Mother of Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine. She is the author of four books, including Raw Food Revolution Diet and Raw Food for Dummies.

Dan Ladermann Bio

Dan Ladermann was a pioneer in the internet revolution in the late 70’s and has been pioneering the raw food revolution and its impact on health for the past 15 years. He is coauthor Raw Food for Dummies and co-director of Living Light International along with his wife Cherie Soria. Dan is also president of the Institute for Vibrant Living, a non-profit organization dedicated to global education about raw organic plant-strong foods and their role in health and vitality and a certified Hippocrates Health Educator.

Together, Dan and Cherie have built a family of businesses united in their commitment to sharing the benefits of an organic, sustainable, raw food lifestyle with people around the world. This includes the prestigious Living Light Culinary Institute, the Living Light Café, Living Light Marketplace and the Eco-friendly Living Light Inn.

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  • Shine

    It's been a few weeks since this event; I finally got a chance to blog about it - Hope you guys enjoy reading it and it serves as a good archive of the event.

    April 28, 2013

  • Darcy

    Cheria has accumulated so much experience and know how and is constantly learning more as she goes. I thought she had so much to offer in terms of how she lives and what she knows about raw food. Her roasted red pepper hummus was exquisite

    April 16, 2013

  • Nash

    I will upload the photo's later this afternoon.


    April 6, 2013

  • Stan C.

    Inspiring and shimmering

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are people able to pay at the door? Thanks!

    March 9, 2013

    • Laurz P.

      thanks baking fairy . . i get paid on april 2nd so how do i rsvp and pay at door? thanks

      March 29, 2013

    • Darcy

      Celeste: I only just saw this- in the future please e-mail me- your organizer

      April 5, 2013

  • Lisa Q.

    Wow, this was a great meetup and Cherie and Dan were inspiring. I took away a lot of new tips and ideas from this very educational and entertaining evening. And Raw Daddy cones are always the best! OMG, the ice cream cone was amazing!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Francesca R.

    So informative and inspirational! Cherie is indeed a shining example of the raw food lifestyle. It was exciting to meet such a celebrated force in the raw food movement.

    April 5, 2013

  • Nash

    Great Meet up.

    April 5, 2013

  • Heidi

    I loved Cherie's wisdom and authenticity! Can't wait to visit the LLI in May for the "Science of Raw Food Nutrition!"

    April 5, 2013

  • Lanette F.

    It was really nice meeting Dan and Cherie and hearing Cherie share her wisdom with us. So glad I came!

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Jeffrey B.

    It was an excellent presentation.

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • Irene

    I'll be there; paying at the door.

    April 4, 2013

  • August M.

    Looking forward...

    April 4, 2013

  • Sandra H.

    I forward to it.

    March 31, 2013

  • Lisa B.

    Can't wait!

    March 29, 2013

  • Pat G.

    Cherie amazed me a decade ago with her avo creations. How could I miss this!? ;-)

    March 28, 2013

  • Pat G.

    Thanks to dear friend, Lucy Morales, I've been very acquainted with Cherie's work going back almost a decade. If you've ever wondered what to do with that avo other than guac, she's the mother of other inventions.

    March 28, 2013

  • Lisa Q.

    I have a membership

    March 19, 2013

  • nancy

    I look forward to it!

    March 11, 2013

  • Barbara T.

    Barbara Taylor and
    Scott Taylor

    March 4, 2013

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