Fran Costigan & Kathy Gold - Not So Plain Vanilla
An exploration of vanilla, the magical bean
About this Event
Join Chef Fran Costigan and Chef Kathy Gold for this exploration of all things Vanilla!
Mexican, Tahitian, Indonesian and Bourbon vanillas are the main varieties, but our guest speaker, Chef Kathy Gold, owner of In The Kitchen Cooking School and Vanilla scholar has uncovered a new one.
Kathy will share the history of this magical bean - a story that is rife with intrigue. Learn what has driven the significant price increase, and what the future holds. She'll share insights into the extract, bean, paste, and when to use each.
And Chef Fran will provide a vanilla recipe, and answer your questions too. Join us for this special collaboration between culinary friends.
About Fran Costigan & Kathy Gold
Fran Costigan is internationally renowned as the authority on vegan desserts. Trained at the New York Restaurant School and Natural Gourmet Institute, Fran was a chef in both traditional and vegan pastry kitchens before moving into teaching over 20 years ago. A lifelong chocoholic and long time vegan, Fran’s latest book, Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy Free Desserts, (Running Press 2013) is for all who madly, deeply love chocolate desserts, whether or not dietary considerations are an issue.
Her previous cookbook, More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally (Book Publishing Company 2006) is the basis of the Costigan Vegan Baking Boot Camp Intensive®.
For more information, www.francostigan.com.
After a successful 20-year career in finances as a portfolio manager, Chef Kathy Gold followed her passion into the kitchen, training at Le Cordon Bleu. In 2005, she opened the In the Kitchen Cooking School, a cooking school and event space in Haddonfield, NJ.
She was a three term member of the Les Dames d’Escoffier International Board of Directors and is a past President of the Philadelphia Chapter.
Kathy has appeared as a guest on the National Public Radio program Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, and CNBC featured Kathy in Escaping the Cube, a special that highlighted her career path from Wall Street to the professional kitchen