Yeah believe it or not some folks do eat raw meat and cheese and milk (illegally:D) not my idea of fun
I do have a couple of raw recipe books and have made quite a few recipes my fave so far is a choc orange raw pudding made with avocados and dates, lush! I think I need to try some more books though.
Cybw - people eat raw food for the huge detoxification and health benefits. The theory is that we are not de-structuring the cells of the food by cooking so our bodies are more able to recognise what we are eating and also digest it more fully due to the enzymes present in uncooked food. It is purported to have massive healing benefits for all sorts of conditions. I havent experienced any as yet as im still new to it but I know I feel good when I eat all / mostly raw fruit and vegetables with nuts and seeds.