In part one of this series, I discuss the reasons why you might try a raw food diet. I'm not a dietician or medical professional, so please consult with your doctors before considerably changing your eating habits or starting any new diets.
There is a lot to be said for having a really good set of knives. A good-quality 3-4" paring knife, a 8-10" chef's or Santoku knife, and a 10" serrated knife are three must-haves to get started no matter what you're cooking. When it comes to raw foods, though, there are a few other tools that can make meal prep an easier, more enjoyable process. You may even have a few of these gadgets in your home already.