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Welcome back to the sweet life!
Now everyone with a real sweet tooth, including those who are lactose intolerant, reducing cholesterol, or simply prefer healthy, natural ingredients without sacrificing taste, truly can have their cake... and eat it, too.

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I’m a fan of traditional pastry.  When I wanted to make a chocolate cake for a vegan friend, I didn’t know where to begin. Thankfully Fran Costigan came to the rescue. I made her Chocolate Cake ... I couldn’t believe how utterly delicious it was! No one who tasted the tender-crumbed, dark chocolate cake guessed that it was made with whole-wheat pastry flour, maple syrup, no egg and oil instead of butter.
Deborah Madison, award-winning author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone & Seasonal Fruit Desserts [ link ]

Fran is the person the pros, and dedicated amateurs, turn to for knowledge of egg-free, dairy-free baking; no one I know does it better.
Michael Romano, Executive Chef/Partner, Union Square Café, NYC [ link ]

What a winning combination! Fran is a specialist in vegan desserts like no other; a fine cook, excellent instructor, and a really good writer.
Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D, Founder, Natural Gourmet Institute [ link ]

I have had the pleasure of tasting Chef Costigan creations, and can say not only are they delicious and satisfying, but they are on par with the traditionally sugar-sweetened, dairy laden desserts our school’s pastry chefs create".
Rick Smilow, President, Institute of Culinary Education, NYC [ link ]





Vegan Baking 102
in the May 8, 2012 issue
Go behind-the-scenes with a vegan baking boot camp instructor and get seven must-know tips that will bring your sweet treats to the next level.




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For delicious seasonal recipes from Fran Costigan's collection, including the delicious
Gluten-free Apple Currant Crumble shown on the left,
click on the POTSANDPANS.COM icon.