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.
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 CafU West. His recipes have been featured in the New York Times and Vegetarian Times, and he helped develop the nationally distributed Candle CafU 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 CafU 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.
"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
--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