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January 12,2012 This week my guest is the funtastic CHEF BELIVE!!! Join us as we check out what he is up to in 2012!! Brian James Lucas (Chef Be*Live) is one of the pioneers of the 90's gourmet raw food movement. From 1998 to 99, Brian was Executive Chef and co-owner of Organica: the Living Cuisine, located in San Francisco, CA. Organica was unique in that it was one of the first gourmet raw living restaurants in the world that was completely Raw, Vegan and Organic (Wild or Biodynamic). The restaurant was definitely ahead of its time, as you will find characteristic of Brian. Chef Be*Live placed #1 Favorite Gourmet Raw Chef internationally in the Best of Raw contest for 2010 and placed high in 2008 and 2009. He considers himself a "transitional" gourmet raw chef, specializing in creating raw living cuisine that tastes superb thereby helping make people's first experience with raw living foods equal to many of their cooked favorites. Believing that most individuals need a good tasting experience to transition into eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, he has encouraged a multitude of people to discover a healthier diet through flavorful raw living plant based cuisine, including a number of influencial individuals, athletes, actors and politicians such as Jake Gyllenhaal, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Piven, Andy Dick, Anna Getty, Aileen Getty, Angela Bassett, John Salley, Brett Dennon, AC Green, Bleona Qereti, Michael Beckwith, Ammachi, Brittany Daniel, Barry Zito, Greg Cipes, Anthony Borden Ward and more. Chef Be*Live has a unique style that is absolutely his own and which has gained him praise amongst his peers and an increasingly large fan base.

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