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Raw Wānaka

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 12 Nov, 2020 | By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka was last weekend visited by the Two Raw Sisters, Margo and Rosa Flanagan, the authors of two plant-based cookbooks.

Their first book, ‘Two Raw Sisters', sold over 13,000 copies, with their second collection of accessible plant-based recipes, ‘All Eaters Welcome', already in reprint - and their cooking workshop at the Oasis Yurt Lodge Wānaka on Sunday sold out weeks before the event. 

Rosa Flanagan said the one and a half hour interactive demonstration, which aimed to provide tips and tricks to create a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, had a “really good turnout,” with the audience “keen to get involved.”

The Flanagan's cookbooks and lifestyle are inspired by their own personal experiences and relationships with food, and what they have learnt from overcoming past difficulties like chronic fatigue and eating disorders. Although neither vegan nor vegetarian, their mission is to inspire people to get creative when cooking vegetables, and start planning their meals with plants first - and adding meat second if required.

Jo Day, owner of Oasis Wānaka, said the workshop ran perfectly and attracted “a fabulous local crowd of 35 ladies including quite a few from Cromwell. The workshop was booked out weeks ago showing strong support of wholefoods cooking and these talented sisters!”

“Margo and Rosa were exceptional hosts, they talk straight up, they're relaxed, funny and know their stuff,” she added. 

The two sisters are now on the home stretch of their second book tour, with just two workshop events in Auckland and Hamilton remaining before they return to their kitchen workspace in Christchurch, where their private workshops are booked up for the rest of the year.



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