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Fran Costigan - Another Look at Sweeteners

Dive deeper than the headlines for this sweet discussion.

About this Event

Sweeteners and desserts go together like vegans and nooch. We do want our birthday cakes, holiday desserts. We also want to use wholesome ingredients and our vegan desserts to be unapologetically delicious.

There’s important news in the granulated sweetener space and Chef Fran Costigan, the director of Vegan Pastry at Rouxbe and instructor for the Essential Vegan Desserts Course is back with Another Look at Sweeteners.

Non-sugar sweeteners have been in the press with statements from the W.H.O to Dr. Gregor. Date sugar is available now in super fine grind and not all coconut sugars look the same. Does it matter?

Join Chef Fran and find out. She will discuss the similarities and differences between vegan sweeteners and offer up some desserts for comparison.

About Fran Costigan

Another Look at Sweeteners

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.