Fran Costigan is a nationally recognized culinary instructor, author, consultant, recipe developer and innovative pastry chef who marries healthy eating with sumptuous tastes. Fran’s new book, More Great Good Dairy Free Desserts Naturally , offers a complete course in exceptional desserts that are vegan by design, not by taste! Fran’s recipes use organic minimally processed ingredients to make rich, moist cakes, flaky piecrusts, delightful cookies, puddings and more. All are trans fat and cholesterol free and absolutely delicious. A graduate of the New York Restaurant School and the Natural Gourmet Institute, Fran was a pastry chef in both traditional and vegan kitchens. Today Fran teaches her distinctive courses (including her Vegan Baking Boot Camp) in NYC at the Institute of Culinary Education and at the Natural Gourmet Institute, and she presents demonstration classes and lectures at venues throughout the US and Canada. Fran was recently featured making her celebrated “Chocolate Cake to Live For” on the Discovery Health Channel’s show, “Get Fresh With Sara Snow.” Professional affiliations include the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance (NYWCA) , International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs (WCR) , and she is proud to work with the New York Coalition for Healthy School Foods .