Chef Fran Costigan

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Feb
24
Wed
Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive® @ Natural Gourmet Institute
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm

Bootcamp Group August 2015

1 lecture/demonstration; 4 all-day hands-on classes

  • Classes are limited to 14.
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to those students attending the full 5 days.
  • Fran’s 2 cookbooks are included in the fee. 

DessertsIf you’re on a mission to make world-class vegan desserts, sign on for some “basic training” in the field with the Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®. Learn the tactics involved in baking without dairy, eggs, and refined sugar, or odd ingredients. The entire operation was developed by Fran Costigan, vegan pastry chef-instructor and author of Great Good Desserts Naturally, More Great Good Desserts Naturally, and the Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, the books considered the “bibles” of vegan pastry arts. You’ll  gain the confidence to adapt many standard recipes to delicious vegan versions, as you learn about foundational pastry technique and ingredients specific to vegan baking. Quality organic, seasonal ingredients will be emphasized, including whole grain flours, organic fair-traded sweeteners (both liquid and granulated), vegan gelatin (agar-agar), root starches, non-dairy milks, sulfite-free dried fruits, chocolate, cocoa, pure extracts, leavening agents and much more. Novice and experienced bakers and everyone in between will benefit from the expert training offered in this unique intensive. Plating of desserts will be practiced daily and a dessert buffet party will be our finale.

To register, visit: http://naturalgourmetinstitute.com/class/12964/

Oct
6
Thu
Vegan Trip to Sicily with Fran @ Sicily
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm – Oct 14 @ 9:00 am
The city of Noto in Sicily

The city of Noto in Sicily

 

Experience 9 days on this dream trip to Sicily with Chef Fran Costigan.Come with me to Catania, Siricusa and the Island of Ortigia, Noto, and Modica, which is the chocolate capital of Italy, stunning Ragusa, Taormina, the gem of Sicily, and head to Mt Etna. We’ll enjoy meals featuring the freshet, seasonal, local vegetables and fruits, beans and grains, gelato and chocolate, regional wine and extra virgin olive oil. Cooking lessons with me and Michelin-starred chefs, tours with local guides, shopping and relaxing…. you’ll leave with new friends for life and memories to last a lifetime. Linited to just 16 guests, this is truly a magical trip. I hope you will come along with me.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy charming hotel stays in Ortigia, Modica and Taormina
  • Savor meals tailored by Fran and Michelin-starred chefs of Sicily
  • Visit and learn about the home of Aztec chocolate, Modica 
  • Discover Mt. Etna and the treasures of Sicily through local guides
  • Experience a truly one of a kind culinary tour
Oct
30
Sun
Vegan Vacation at Sea 2016
Oct 30 – Nov 9 all-day

G5EkjlGJoin as we sail on the Holland America Line’s ms Zuiderdam from Ft. Lauderdale to Half Moon Cay, Aruba, Curacao, Panama Canal, and Costa Rica. We are focused on one thing: providing an absolutely FUN sailing, complete with awesome vegan cuisine and awesome vegan peeps. You will enjoy the yummy food, you will have fun, and you will meet new lifelong friends…we promise! Vegan Vacation at Sea will tempt your vegan sensibilities and taste buds with these exclusive offerings:

  • Cooking demonstrations by an ALL STAR lineup of vegan chefs in the ms Zuiderdam’s fantastic Culinary Arts Center, including Vegan Black Metal Chef, The Vegan Zombie, and me!
  • Exclusive vegan menu featuring recipes from the chefs
  • Exclusive vegan shore excursions available ONLY for our group
  • Exclusive vegan private parties and social events
  • Vegan Swag Bag
  • Vegan Vacation at Sea T-shirt

Please see the Vegan Vacation at Sea FAQ page for all your questions. The full itinerary (including rates, ship information and information on ports of call) can be viewed here: http://www.vegancruiseplanners.com/rw/cruise/5802 Bookings made through other agencies or direct with Holland America Line will NOT have access to the fabulous offerings listed above. For more information, visit the Vegan Cruise Planners website: http://www.vegancruiseplanners.com/rw/view/5802