2306What's New: Raw fare from Roxanne
- Jan 31, 2008Carol Ness, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Devotees of Roxanne Klein's brand of raw cuisine - made famous at
her eponymous and now-defunct Larkspur restaurant - can find it once
again, this time in supermarkets.
Klein's sophisticated nut-based foods resembled cooked dishes like
pasta or tamales, but were made without heating anything warmer than
just over body temperature to keep them raw.
Among the Roxanne's Fine Cuisine products rolling out this week are
a parsnip-based "vegetabouli salad," two nut-based spreads called
hummus and "nutmilk cheeze," a granola parfait built on a coconut-
cashew "pudding," apple crisp and glazed nuts. Still in development
are sandwiches and sprouted bread, according to Neil Blomquist,
president and CEO of Novato-based Roxanne's.
The foods will be sold in special kiosks bearing photos of a smiling
Roxanne and her cookbook.
Roxanne's Fine Cuisine is $6 to $8 at Andronico's, Whole Foods
Markets and independent markets.
This article appeared on page F - 2 of the San Francisco Chronicle