Congratulations to Fran Costigan, revered vegan baking instructor in NGI’s public program, who is nominated for a 2010 VeggieAward from VegNews Magazine. In addition to teaching, Fran is also the author of More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts. Fran is nominated under the category Favorite Chef, along with other luminaries of the vegetarian/vegan community, including Angel Ramos of Candle 79, NGI graduate Eric Tucker of Millennium, Sarma Melngailis of Pure Food and Wine and NGI graduate Tal Ronnen, recent author of The Conscious Cook.
The VeggieAwards are nothing if not thorough, with categories covering Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant, Favorite Vegan Bakery (storefront and online), Favorite Vegan Cookie Company, Favorite Vegan Chocolate (NGI Graduate Lagusta Yearwood of Lagusta’s Luscious is nominated in this category), as well as favorite vegan ice cream, vegan cheese, tofu, vegan dog food, and the list goes on.
You can also vote for your favorite veg-friendly city (domestic and international), favorite vegetarian/vegan celebrities, and favorite vegetarian/vegan organizations, to name just some of the categories.
So Fran fans: get out there and vote. You can vote for Fran, our NGI nominees, or your other favorites between now and August 31 by following the link above. VegNews will announce winners in its November-December issue.