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Marilu Henner Radio
Fran is a special guest on Monday, October 21st
11:08 am (PT), 2:08pm EST

Fashion Loves Animals
Fashion Show and Cocktail Party honoring Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart
Fran made the Chocolate Desserts!

Saturday May 4, New York City

see PHOTOS of the event

Meatless Monday: On World Vegetarian Day, Vegan Baby Makes Three, by Ellen Kanner Fran provided desserts for Marisa Miller-Wolfson's (filmmaker, Vegucated) baby shower.
Article includes recipe for Fran's
I Fixed My Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies
October 1, 2012

Fran Costigan was nominated
50 Cooking Instructors to Follow on Twitter


Fran is participating in the 2012 Annual Conference of the North American Vegetarian Society.

Wednesday June 27 - Sunday July 1
University Pittsburg at Johnstown PA.
for information and tickets go to this >

Fran is featured in The Huffington Post with an article entitled
Meatless Monday: Smart (Vegan) Cookie.

She also shares her delicious Super Fudge Low Fat Brownies recipe

Please click on to read the full article.

NYC Vegetarian Food Fest
Sunday, March 4th, 2012
The Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City

Better Chocolate Desserts demo

As part of Kid Food Fest 2012
Fran gave a demo
Better Chocolate Desserts
in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion
Sunday, January 22, 2012 - Bryant Park, NYC

Dessert Professional Magazine
October 2011 issue

features recipes by Fran Costigan

view the PDF

U.S premiere of Vegucated
New York, NY
October 13, 2011

Fran's double ginger bittersweet chocolate truffes,
served at the afterparty

1. Star-Writer-Director-Producer, Marissa Wolfson Miller
2. Sara Sohn (Sweet & Sara ); Joy Pierson Candle 70, Bart Potenza Candle 79
3. Peter and Mary Max

1. Dan Piero and Marissa Wolfson Miller
2. Joshua Katcher, the Discerning Brute
3. Chloe Jo Davis, Girlie Girl Army and Panther
4. Fran

Paris Vegan Day
October 1-2, 2011

With  Alessandra Felice, my former intern,
now pastry chef at InSpiral, London

With Chef Mark Reinfeld (Vegan Fusion)

VIDA Vegan
Blogger's Conference
Portland, OR
August 26-28, 2011

Meet & Greet Party:
Allison of Allison's Gourmet, Terry Hope Romerao, Isa Chandra, VegNews publisher, Colleen Holland, Fran, VegNews managing editor, Elizabeth Castoria

1. Author Bryanna Clark Grogin, Fran, Demetrius Bagley (Vegucated), author Julie Hasson at Julie's Native Bowl Food Cart
2. At Native Bowl: Julie Hasson, author,Dynise Balclave, Bryanna, Me
3. Julie Hasson's Native Bowl, Portland OR

Fran and the giant magic unexpected whisk at her Whole Foods in the Pearl,All Chocolate All Vegan Fairtrade Chocolate Demo

1. Fran and  authorTerry Hope Romero, aka the Vegan Latinista
2. Vida Vegan Con Glamarama: Fran, Christy Morgan, the Blissful Chef, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, The Healthy Voyager

1. The fantastic organizers of the first ever Vida Vegan Con and Fran
2. Waiting for the food to come at The Hungry Tiger TOO. Photo by Julia Moran Mratz aka
The one and only Voodo Donuts
(at least the box!)

NAVS Summerfest

July 5 - 9, 2011
University of Pittsburg at Johnston, PA

^ Chef Fran Costigan's Component Dessert Demo
at Summerfest 2011

< Component Desserts Demo Plate

NYCHSF 5% day at Whole Foods Market, Columbus Circle, NYC

Judith Wiendel, Amie Hamlin NYCHSF director, Linda Long, Fran

Chocolate Truffle Demo & book signing
Whole Foods - Devon, PA 18
th Birthday Party

Meet Charlene Nolan, Marketing Team Leader

Forks Over Knives screening and VIP Party
December 6th, 2010 - New York City

Rip the Vegan Heagan Fireman,
author of bestselling Engine 2 Diet, 
Joy Pierson, of the Candle Restaurants, and Fran

Forks Over Knives NYC Premiere - May 7, 2011

Forks Over Knives NYC theater premiere
Victoria Moran, Fran, Nava Atlas, Sharon Nazarian, Jen Green

Fran is featured in The Huffington Post with an article entitled Meatless Monday: Smart (Vegan) Cookie.

She also shares her delicious Super Fudge Low Fat Brownies recipe. Please click on to read the full article.

Fran is FEATURED CHEF on the Californa Olive Ranch website and "In Season" e-Newsletter 

Mary & Peter Max invite you
to a special evening at the Max Studio
New York  Coalition for Healthy School Food
Thursday October14th. 2010 - 6:30-9:30 pm

Honoring, among others,
Dr. T.Colin Campbell, author of the China Study
and Fran Costigan.

Great food, drink, music, a preview of the movie ‘Lunch Hour’
and much more.

Fran with master cake maker, Ron Ben-Israel.
At a wedding on Long Island at One Woman Winery.

September 2010

VegNews profiles Fran - May 2010

"Costigan has shaped the art of vegan baking like no other. In fact, many say that Costigan is the country's first-ever vegan pastry chef, and her flawless cakes, cookies, and tarts will make you a believer."

To read the inerview click on this

T&T Challenge: Tofu-Licious Desserts
with a full recipe for Fran's Peanut Butter Chocolate MoussePeanut Butter Chocolate Mousse

Fran's Vegan Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake is featured on California Olive Ranch's website, with full recipe and description

Baked specially and sent to my highest bidder, none other than Diana (@thechiclife) herself,
the organizer of the Bake Sale for Haiti!
What a pleasure for me!!

Box of Almond Anise Cacao Nib Biscotti

Almond Anise Biscotti & Ganche Glazed Mini ChocCaketoLiveFor

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Vegan Food & Wine Tasting Benefit
March 24, 2009

Chocolate donated by Theo Chocolate
Read about it in the Theo Blog

Fran with documentary filmmaker
Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me)

Vegan Baking Boot Camp - July 2008

Photo by Mari Sakamoto for Cafe Sweets >

NAVS Summerfest 2008

NAVS Summerfest  

1. Chefs Fran Costigan (in her civvies) with Summerfest Chefs Ken Bergeron (CT) and Chef Cathi Di Coco (ME), after the banquet meal: Let's dance!

2. Friends Jill Nussinow (Santa Rosa, CA),The Veggie Queen, Cathi Di Cocoa, Cafe Di Cocoa, Bethel ME  and me, Fran Costigan (NYC, NY), The Diva of Dairy Free Desserts

3. Jill Nussinow theVegieQueen, Cathi Di Coco, Cafe Di Cocoa, Fran Costigan, The Diva of Dairy Free, Aurelia D'Andrea (VEGNEWS editoral director)

4. With Ian Brandt, Sages Cafe (UT): 2 friends after their culinary demos

NAVS Summerfest 2008 NAVS Summerfest 2008 NAVS Summerfest 2008

A Vegan Valentine's Day
Food Expert Sloane Miller inverviews Fran for a

FRAN participates in special evening to benefit
The New York Coalition for Healthy School Food
at the Peter Max Art Studio


< Deep Dark (Fair trade) Chocolate Truffles : photo Linda Long

Watch Fran make her better twinkies on ABC’s Nightline

On March 15th at the McNally Robinson Bookstore in SOHO, Fran created a sensation with her organic gourmet vegan twinkie at the book launch party of Twinkie, Deconstructed, Steve Ettlinger (Hudson Street Press).

Watch the > VIDEO

Leah Guy tasting Twinkies and interviewing Fran (