This Festival brings together an amazing array of vegetarian natural food providers, top national speakers and chefs, and educational exhibitors in a fun and welcoming environment. It is a chance to talk directly to food producers, learn the newest items in the marketplace, taste free food samples, shop at show special discounts, or simply learn what vegetarian foods are available and where you can find them!
Whether you are a longtime vegetarian or vegan, or someone simply wanting to add more delicious plant-based foods to your meal repertoire, or if you are just curious what it’s all about, you are welcome here! We offer you free admission, free food sampling, free speaker presentations, free parking and a T stop across the street.
You also can learn of ways to help animals and protect the environment, and enhance your health and well being. There are activities for kids, too!
I’ll be doing a baking demo on Sunday. The time is TBD.
Fran Costigan is a veteran culinary instructor, cookbook author, and the “queen of vegan desserts.” She knows that even though you want vegan, gluten-free desserts, they can still be decadent enough to be worthy of Valentine’s Day. Now you’ll never have to spend too much time fussing over these desserts in order to ensure that they’re remarkably rich and and decidedly chocolatey. Your dessert menu consists of: Dark Chocolate Ganache-Glazed Gluten-Free Brownie Bites with Marzipan Hearts; White Chocolate, Pistachio, and Matcha Mousse Pudding with Pomegranate Seeds and Mochi Waffle Garnish; Mocha Creme Brûlée; Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies; Spice It Up Ginger Truffles; and Chocolate Jello Shots with Homemade Chocolate Vodka.
Visit http://recreational.ice.edu/Courses/Detail/15295 to register.
The Arizona Vegetarian Food Festival takes place on January 9th and 10th, 2016, at the Scottsdale Civic Amphitheater in Scottsdale, AZ. I’ll be doing chocolate demos at 12:15pm each day.
Visit their website for more information: http://azvegfoodfest.com
What’s more thoughtful than a decadent handmade treat? Get in the holiday spirit with Fran!
Chef Fran will teach you all the tricks of the trade to create luscious holiday treats that travel well.
A Mouthwatering Trio of Chocolate Truffles:
- Bittersweet, Spicy and Orange Sesame
- Vibrant Chocolate Mendiants with Dried Fruits & Nuts
- Ganache Glazed Mini Fudge Cupcakes
Come and learn how to create these dairy/egg/gluten-free stunning handmade confections made with Valrhona’s exquisite dark chocolates. They will surely impress and delight your friends and relatives near and far.
Bring home your creations and receive a class recipe book, a Valrhona apron and a 20% discount on the Valrhona website.
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