I received an proposal to review a new cookbook -- Vegan Chocolate by Fran Costigan. The publisher will be sending us an advanced copy to review. But if the teaser images that they sent to us are any indication as to how good these recipes are.... WOW! Just look at the book's cover. Yum!
The publisher's blurb is as follows:
Fran Costigan’s Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts, either full- or part-time vegan eating can include rich, sinful-tasting, and delicious chocolate desserts.
In Vegan Chocolate, you will find better-for-you interpretations of 120 favorite chocolate desserts: flavored chocolate truffles, Brooklyn Blackout Layer Cake, Éclairs, White and Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, Black-Bottom Cupcakes, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Mocha Crème Brûlée, Brownie Crumble Ice Cream, and even Moon Pies made with homemade vegan grahams. All of the recipes are plant-based, some are gluten-free and some are raw, but every single one is absolutely chocolate and made with quality, easily sourced ingredients, without dairy, eggs, and white sugar.
If you aren't familiar with Ms. Costigan, here's a mini-bio from the publisher:
An internationally known culinary instructor, recipe developer, and pastry chef, Fran Costigan is the author of two previous cookbooks, and a graduate of the New York Restaurant School and the Natural Gourmet Institute. She has been a pastry chef in both traditional and vegan kitchens and teaches courses like Vegan Baking Bootcamp Intensive ® across the country and throughout Europe.
After I get the book, Jane and I will review it. I'm sure Jane will be making several (if not all) of the recipes in the book to try them out. The book is slated to be released until October 2013. If you want to order it in advance, here's a link to Amazon.