Author(s): Joy Pierson
Continually rated as one of the best vegan restaurants in the country, Candle 79 is at the forefront of a movement to bring elegance and sophistication to vegetarian cuisine. Not only is its fare local, seasonal, organic, and sustainable, but also so flavorful and satisfying that customers - vegan and omnivore alike - are constantly asking for recipes to cook at home. This collection answers that call, with simple yet impressive recipes for Chickpea Crepes, Ginger-Seitan Dumplings, Live Lasagna, Chocolate Mousse Towers, Cucumber-Basil Martinis, and more. Expanding the horizons of vegan fare with appetizers, soups, salads, mains, brunches, desserts, cocktails, and wine pairings, "Candle 79 Cookbook" invites every home cook to make truly green cuisine.
"vegan or not, this is cooking done right: with a focus on herbs, spices, and inherently flavorful produce." - Publishers Weekly, 7/11/11 "The Candle Cafe defined sustainability and the green movement long before it was hip or even politically correct. More importantly, the Candle team has a track record of making delicious and beautiful food with explosive flavor and the heart and soul of a zen master. The "Candle 79 Cookbook" has everything anyone I know could want to eat, and each of these easy-to-make recipes drives (nay, cycles) me to the greenmarket again and again for the pure fun and deliciousness of it all." - MARIO BATALI "If I'm in NYC, I'm headed to Candle 79. They have achieved something almost imponderable - compassionate, comforting, and healthy cuisine. This book is an artifact worth treasuring for its content as well as its broader message." -BIZ STONE, cofounder, Twitter
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, andGood Day New York. Joy lives in New York City.� �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 Entr‚es. In 2010, Angel was named the VegNews Chef of the Year. He lives in New York City.� �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 Entr‚es. Jorge's pastries have been named the "Best Vegan Desserts in America" by the Los Angeles Times. He lives in New York City.� �Visit www.candle79.com