Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe: Celebratory Menus and Recipes from New York's Premier Plant-Based Restaurants (Hardcover)
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 the Author
JOY PIERSON is co-owner of the Candle Cafe, Candle Cafe West, and Candle 79, and coauthor of The Candle Cafe Cookbook and Candle 79 Cookbook. Certified in nutritional counseling, Joy has appeared on the Todayshow, Good Day New York, CBS News This Morning, The Food Network's TV Food Diners, and NPR.
ANGEL RAMOS is executive chef at Candle 79 and Candle Café West. His recipes have been featured in the New York Times and Vegetarian Times, and he helped develop the nationally distributed Candle Café Frozen Entrees line. In 2010, Angel was named the VegNews Chef of the Year. Pastry chef and kitchen manager
JORGE PINEDA developed the nationally distributed Candle Café Desserts and Candle Chef's Cuisine for Whole Foods Markets, and his pastries have been deemed the "Best Vegan Desserts in America" by the Los Angeles Times.
Praise for Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe: Celebratory Menus and Recipes from New York's Premier Plant-Based Restaurants…
"In their stunning new cookbook, the authors celebrate life with recipes that feed the body, nourish the soul, and protect the animals. Vegan Holiday Cooking is another step toward a happier and healthier planet for people and animals alike."
—Gene Baur, cofounder of Farm Sanctuary
“If you’ve woken up to the power of a plant-passionate diet but don’t know how to make it sexy and festive, look no further. Vegan Holiday Cooking totally transforms conscious cuisine. This food has style and glamour. You’ll learn how to throw a fabulous soiree or relaxed gathering with zero deprivation and 100 percent compassionate celebration. I can’t think of a better way to feed the people I love. I’ll be cooking from this book for years to come.”
—Kris Carr, author of Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen
“These incredible recipes convinced even a world-class carnivore like me that vegan food is delicious when done right.”
—Jimmy Kimmel, host of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
“This book is about celebration and fun—no deprivation, just pure joy and yumminess.
It inspires me to plan a year of parties.”
—Alicia Silverstone, from the Foreword
“From sexy cocktails (check out the Persephone and Chai Kiss Valentine’s specialties) to decadent desserts (we can’t wait to try the Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts with Vanilla Bean–Coconut Ice Cream!), you will want to cook this amazing food for every holiday. Better yet, why wait for a holiday to roll around? It’s time to become host or hostess extraordinaire!”
—Laura and Woody Harrelson, from the Foreword