Based in Bali, Diana von Cranach has long been a well-known local food explorer and creator of incredible food. A few years ago, she took her dedication to good food a step further by beginning a journey into the world of raw food using only locally sourced ingredients. Her idyllic and very personal resort Puri Ganesha Villas in North Bali, is one of only a few hotels worldwide to offer an alternative, purely ‘living’ food menu to the surprise and delight of her guests.
The idea for this book comes from the author’s desire to work with chefs at famous restaurants and resorts throughout Southeast Asia, and to prepare healthier and lighter vegan food using their own recipes as a basis.
At the same time, she aims to revive the use of more unusual traditional herbs and ingredients, used for generations. Covering destinations from Bali in Indonesia, Langkawi in Malaysia, Nha Trang in Vietnam, Siem Reap in Cambodia, Luang Prabang in Laos, Chiang Mai and Loei Provinces in Thailand and the cities of Bangkok, Singapore and Yangon, Rawfully Good reinvents over 99 well-known regional recipes with excitingly different and invigorating ‘living’ flavours.