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Fran Costigan - Sweet Symphony: Earth Day Desserts

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Earth Day on April 22 provides a perfect opportunity to celebrate and advocate for sustainable, plant-based living through the creation of delectable vegan pastries.

In this Live Event, Chef Fran Costigan, the Director of Vegan Pastry at Rouxbe, will not only discuss but also demonstrate the crucial role of selecting plant-based ingredients in promoting environmental sustainability, particularly in the realm of crafting vegan desserts.
The focus of Chef Fran’s presentation will revolve around the significance of adopting mindful and sustainable baking practices. This includes innovative approaches to reducing food waste, such as utilizing upcycled ingredients; lpulp derived from homemade plant milks and creams, as well as incorporating zests and citrus peels.

Moreover, Chef Fran will showcase the art of creating new desserts using remnants of previous ones, fostering a sustainable cycle of culinary creativity.
A key aspect of sustainable baking that Chef Fran underscores is the choice of seasonal and local ingredients. By opting for these, individuals not only minimize their ecological footprint but also contribute to supporting local farmers while often enjoying a more cost-effective and healthier approach to making desserts.

Chef Fran will also delve into the efficient utilization of kitchen appliances, stovetops, and ovens, highlighting ways to maximize their use while minimizing energy consumption. Her mantra revolves around the idea that smaller portions of indulgent treats can play a pivotal role in achieving sustainability without compromising on taste.

This Live Event promises to be an engaging and interactive experience, encouraging participants to contribute their questions and personal tips. Join Fran, send in your questions and tips, and lets together be inspired to embrace sustainable practices deliciously.

About Fran Costigan

Sweet Symphony: Earth Day Desserts

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.

Sweet Symphony: Earth Day Desserts

Tuesday, April 16th

1:00 pm Pacific, 4:00 pm Eastern

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