The Vegan Divas' New Cookbook Makes the Perfect Holiday Gift

Healthy, cruelty-free fare

Nov 25, 2013, 06:18 ET from Vegan Divas NYC

NEW YORK, Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vegan Divas Cookbook: Delicious Desserts, Plates, and Treats from the Famed New York City Bakery, published this fall is a refreshing and delicious combination of heartfelt commitment, cruelty-free recipes, and sweet treats perfect for the holiday season.

Capobianco's personal story is as compelling and memorable as the vegan cakes, cookies and desserts she creates for her Vegan bakery on New York City's Upper East Side. Her culinary journey began in Rio de Janeiro where she was manager and owner of the Payard Restaurant and Pastry Shops.

Now residing in New York City, her cookbook shares some of her most prized recipes, and helpful tips and advice for those interested in pursuing a plant-based diet.

"Fernanda is living proof that eating vegan is sustainable and delicious! She undertook a big challenge by replacing unhealthy ingredients with creative and tasty substitutes. She succeeds where many others have fallen short. I will choose Fernanda's delectable desserts any day!"

-- Jacques Torres, Master Pastry Chef, Owner of Jacques Torres Chocolate, Dean of Pastry Arts, the International Culinary Center

The Vegan Divas Cookbook is available for purchase online and in fine bookstores.

For additional information or an interview, contact Susan Rawlings at or by phone (216) 870-7196.

About Vegan Divas NYC:

Journalist and native of the "meat country" Brazil, Fernanda Capobianco previously managed and owned The Payard Restaurant and Pastry shops in Rio de Janeiro. There, Fernanda developed unique recipes for delicious desserts free of eggs and sugar. Fernanda opted to use healthier all-natural organic & fresh ingredients: Exotic fruits such as passion fruit, acai, and cupuacu. Soon Fernanda expanded her menu, adding hearty and healthy all-vegan sandwiches.

In 2010 Capobianco founded Vegan Divas, an upscale vegan, animal-free, cholesterol-free, organic, kosher, parve, and low-calorie line of baked goods and desserts. She had a clear goal from the beginning: "It has been my dream to create gourmet pastries with the quality, taste and presentation similar to those offered by the best gourmet bakeries but as healthier option to traditional baked goods," she said.

In summer 2012 the Vegan Divas flagship store opened on New York's Upper East Side.

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