Chef Fran Costigan

Calendar

Oct
24
Fri
NY Coalition for Healthy School Food Annual Gala @ New York Academy of Medicine
Oct 24 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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All funds will support NY Coaltion for Healthy School Food’s work to get healthy, plant based meals in schools as well as the coalition’s nutrition education programs.

 

Sponsors:
American Bean Products
Candle Cafe, Candle 79, Candle Cafe West
Forks Over Knives
Franchia
Fruit Bliss
Lunch Hour
Nutiva
Power Plant Life
Restaurants:
American Bean Products
Angelica Kitchen
Babycakes
Candle Cafe, Candle 79, Candle Cafe West
DF Mavens
Fran Costigan
Franchia
Fruit Bliss
Gustorganics
Henry’s
Jay Kitchen
Laura Dardi
Mediterranean Gyros Products
National Kale Day
Rama Sushi
Regal Vegan
Terri
Treeline Cheese
Veggiecation
V-Spot
Beverages:
Ayala’s Herbal Water
D’Vida Green Smoothies
Tumeric Alive
Wolaver’s Organic Brewing
Honorees:
Henry’s
Ithaca City School District Child Nutrition Program
Jennie Steinhagen – Volunteer
Lunch Hour Movie
Whole Foods Market/Rick Marquardt
Silent Auction
Raffle
Gift Bags

Oct
25
Sat
Boston Vegetarian Food Festival @ Reggie Lewis Athletic Center
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm

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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.

 

Nov
4
Tue
Vegan Chocolate Desserts @ Institute of Culinary Education @ Institute of Culinary Education
Nov 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

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Everyone loves chocolate—and being vegan doesn’t mean you have to go without it! What better expert to teach you the ins and outs of sweet, vegan chocolate-y goodness than Fran Costigan, author of “Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts”? You’ll also learn how to make gluten-free variations for some of the recipes. Your decadent menu includes: Intensely Chocolate Trifle; Sacher Torte; Blackout Cake; and Eclairs.

Jan
10
Sat
Arizona Vegetarian Food Fest @ The Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater
Jan 10 all-day
Jan
11
Sun
Reading, Tasting and Book Signing at Changing Hands Bookstore @ Changing Hands Bookstore
Jan 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
6
Fri
Art of Chocolate Weekend @ Mohonk Mountain House
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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My vegan chocolate demo, after dinner on Friday night, Feb 6th kicks off this sensational weekend as you explore the divine world of chocolate at Mohonk Mountain House.  If you love chocolate, this is the time to visit the mountaintop!  Get the best recipes, advice and samplings from those who have made their chocolate passion a lifetime pursuit.  Chocolate infused Mohonk—two great things mixed together to create the ultimate chocolate obsession.

ART OF CHOCOLATE SPECIAL—15% OFF OUR REGULAR RATES. BOOK NOW!  When making reservations, be sure to specify THE ART OF CHOCOLATE. Inclusive rates feature bountiful breakfast and lunch buffets with dinner as a traditional served meal, afternoon tea and cookies, and most activities, including use of the indoor heated swimming pool in our Spa wing.

Feb
9
Mon
Vegan Chocolate Valentine’s Day Desserts @ Institute for Culinary Education
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 

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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.

Feb
12
Thu
Costigan Vegan Baking Boot Camp® @ Natural Gourmet Institute
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm

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

  • Classes are limited to 14. REGISTER EARLY!
  • A certificate of completion will be issued to those students attending the full 5 days.
  • Fran’s book is included in the fee.

1912481_507085732741835_989010418_nIf you’re on a mission to make world-class vegan desserts, sign on for some “basic training” in the field. 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 new 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.

 

Visit: https://www.naturalgourmetinstitute.com/class/vegan-baking-boot-camp-intensive-day-1/ to register
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Feb
18
Wed
Vegano Italiano Preview and Tasting with Fran Costigan and Miyoko Schinner @ Trump Place
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Please join Tierno Tours as we bring together two of our Festival’s special guests: desserts diva Fran Costigan and cheesemaker & restaurateur Miyoko Schinner. Besides sharing some first-hand accounts and deatils of our very special tours this July, we’ll share some of Fran’s stellar desserts, Miyoko’s renowned cheeses PLUS some Italian wines (red as well as white) from in and near the Cilento region. Think of it as Happy Hour Goes To Italy!

We hope you will join us for a wonderful evening previewing our week-long travel tours happening this July.
Purchase your ticket in advance here: http://goo.gl/qaX0jn

Any ticket buyer that books one of VIF tours during February receives a $50 off credit.

To make inquiries about and secure reservations for Vegano Italiano, please contact Donna Zeigfinger of Green Earth Travel LLC at info@greenearthtravel.com or 888.246.8343

Feb
19
Thu
La Fashionista Compassionista Launch Party @ Punto Space
Feb 19 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Party with us! GUEST LIST ONLY. TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP YOUR FULL NAME AND GUEST (+1) TO: INFO@LAFCNYC.COM AND RECEIVE AN EMAIL CONFIRMATION.