Here you can find the schedule, calendar, and events for Chef Fran Costigan, these include food demonstrations, speaking engagements, class schedules, book releases and much more.
I’ll be teaching a Vegan Chocolate cookbook class at COOK, the beautiful cooking school on 20th Street in Philly on September 22nd. Registration is limited to 16, so grab your seat asap! You’ll learn to make luscious the famous Ebinger Bakery Brooklyn Blackout Cake (filled and frosted with my Almost Instant Chocolate Pudding), Ganache-Glazed Fudgy Gluten-free Brownie Bites, New York Eggless Cream, and Mocha Crème Brûlée. Soy-free, nut free and gluten-free accommodated. Dairy free, egg-free, of course! Each guest will receive a copy of my Vegan Chocolate cookbook.
Phoenix will be hosting the 2018 Association of Food Journalists Conference that takes place September 25th through the 30th this year.
There is nothing dry about the week AFJ has planned for you in Phoenix this September. Our conference committee has crafted an agenda featuring skill-sharpening sessions like Ethics in Food Writing, a conversation between James Beard Award-winning authors (and AFJ members) J.M. Hirsch and Hanna Raskin. Gain insight into Native cultures and foodways in a session featuring Freddie Bitsoie (Diné) executive chef at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Twila Cassadore (San Carlos Apache), a traditional foods preservationist and evangelist, moderated by Shaliyah Ben (Navajo), director of public programs at the Heard Museum. Donna Battle Pierce will discuss the Secrets to Cookbook Success with Nancie McDermott and James Beard Award-winner Andrea Nguyen. Be sure to check out the complete list of 2018 AFJ conference speakers.
For more information, visit the conference website: https://www.afjonline.com/2018-conference-agenda/
Save The Date October 27th! I’ll be teaching a chocolate dessert class at Freida’s for Generations, a wonderful cafe in Old City that is very special. The event includes a vegan supper. Of course, dessert will be served. Watch for details and sign up fast. Limited registration.
Join me for a culinary talk about my cookbook Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, published by Philadelphia’s Running Press. I will be signing copies of the book, which will be available for purchase. Tastings will be on the table.
Fran, a chef, culinary educator, cookbook author and director of Vegan Baking and Pastry at Rouxbe Cooking School, is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Professionally trained, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching 25 years ago. Her unapologetically luscious confections lack nothing — except dairy, eggs, white sugar, and cholesterol. Fran’s vegan desserts are appropriate for everyone who loves dessert, whether or not dietary restrictions are an issue. During the D.N.C, Fran was asked to provide vegan desserts for a luncheon and talk which was held at this library. At that time, Fran, a lifelong New Yorker had no idea she’d move a year later to Philadelphia, and this would be her ‘home’ library!
This program will be held in the meeting room on the library’s lower level and we regret there is no elevator.