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.
I’m very excited to see the beautiful space that is the Google YouTube offices in San Bruno, CA. Working with this team, including the pastry chef has been a dream. Did you know that the ingredients are local, organic and fair-traded? The pastry team is making the Ganache Glazed Chocolate Torte to Live For, both wheat and gluten free versions and serving the Vanilla Pastry Cream from Vegan Chocolate. My cookbook trailer, as seen on YouTube will be shown and some of the ingredients from the recipes will be set out in an area of the cafe. I’ll be available to answer questions about the recipes. Do you think the googlers will like the cakes? I’ll be surprised if they don’t. Books will be available for purchase.
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.
Photo ©Kate Lewis
Details coming soon!