BROOKLYN — On Thursday, Nov. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m., the powerHouse Arena, 37 Main St., will present Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda, who will talk about their new cookbook, The Candle 79 Cookbook: Modern Vegan Classics From New York’s Premier Sustainable Restaurant. They will also offer treats from the restaurant’s menu.
Eating vegan food doesn’t mean you have to make sacrifices. In fact, it can be indulgent, refined, and satisfying. With the new Candle 79 Cookbook, even meat lovers can savor delicious, bountiful, earthly delights in an eco-minded fashion without feeling like they are missing out.
One of the best-known vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the country is now bringing its earth-friendly, upscale fare and flare to the home kitchens of vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike. Expanding the horizons of vegan cuisine, the Candle 79 Cookbook offers conscientious, flavorful, modern recipes from New York’s premier sustainable restaurant.
Nutritional consultant Joy Pierson and her life partner Bart Potenza opened their casual Candle Café after winning $53,000 in the New York lottery. The seed money and café catapulted them into the forefront of the burgeoning farm-to-table movement, attracting a wide range of fans from Wall Street brokers, yogis, rock stars and five-star chefs to everyday folk.
Ten years later, they opened their high-end counterpart: Candle 79, maintaining their commitment to plant-based meals that delight the palate and have a wow factor in every bite. Candle 79 rapidly became a destination restaurant with a stellar reputation that earned it top ratings from the likes of Zagat and the New York Times.
Now this elegant cooking is at home in any kitchen with the Candle 79 Cookbook. Approachable yet extraordinary recipes like Ginger-Seitan Dumplings, Chocolate Mousse Towers, and Cucumber-Basil Martinis will impress food-lovers of every stripe.
The book’s vivid photography enhances the style and sophistication that executive chef Angel Ramos and pastry chef Jorge Pineda bring to their vegan cuisine. With more than 100 recipes, the Candle 79 Cookbook is set to revolutionize the way we think of plant-based meals.
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