Chef Fran Costigan

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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

Vegano Italiano with Fran & Miyoko

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.

Feb
24
Tue
Fall in Love with Healthy School Food Luncheon at Candle Cafe West @ Candle Cafe West
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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Luncheon at Candle Cafe West. Four reasons to fall in love with New York City school food and four ways to make it better. Enjoy lunch, learn about the issues, and how we can work together to make it better. Three course meal, raffle, and silent auction.

Register here: http://www.healthyschoolfood.org/events.htm

Mar
10
Tue
Rouxbe Live Event – For the Love of Dairy Free Chocolate Desserts
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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I will discuss “Vegan Chocolate for Everyone” and share information about choosing and using high percentage chocolates and quality cocoa powders to make unapologetically luscious and decadent chocolate desserts in this free online event. I will speak about the importance of using foundational pastry technique to make the finest desserts. With Valentine Day approaching, let’s consider everyone’s favorite bean.

Visit http://rouxbe.com/live-events/FCost_01/details to register.