The first vegan holiday cookbook from professional chefs, this gorgeous book elevates plant-based fare to a new level with fresh, inventive recipes that blend favorite traditions with a modern sensibility.
When families come together for holidays and celebrations throughout the year, the need to accommodate vegans often arises. This book presents special-occasion favorites from acclaimed vegan restaurants Candle Cafe and Candle 79 tailored for the home table, including mains, sides, and wine and cocktail pairings. Rather than ho-hum meat-free alternatives, this book's menus and recipes are a festive indulgence. With dishes like Sweet Potato Latkes with Almond Crème Fraiche for Passover and Pumpkin Seed Crusted Tempeh with Oven Roasted Ginger-Maple Sweet Potato & Orange-Cranberry Relish for Thanksgiving, home cooks will be able to wow vegans and omnivores alike.
About Joy Pierson
Nutritional counselor Joy Pierson established the Candle Cafe and Candle 79 restaurants with her partner, Bart Potenza. They have also developed a growing catering and wholesale business and are the authors of The Candle Cafe Cookbook. Joy has written, lectured, and consulted extensively about food and nutrition and she serves as board chair of the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food. She has appeared on The Food Network, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Good Day New York. Joy lives in New York City.
About Angel Ramos
Executive chef Angel Ramos brought his innovative cooking talents from Candle Cafe to Candle 79 when it opened. His recipes have been featured in the New York Times, Vegetarian Times, and Pilates Style magazine, and he has helped develop the nationally distributed Candle Cafe Frozen Entrées. In 2010, Angel was named the VegNews Chef of the Year. He lives in New York City.
About Jorge Pineda
Pastry chef and chef de cuisine Jorge Pineda has created desserts that have revolutionized vegan baking. A major contributor to The Candle Cafe Cookbook, he has helped develop the nationally distributed Candle Cafe Desserts and Frozen Entrées. Jorge’s pastries have been named the “Best Vegan Desserts in America” by the Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York City.