VegNews 2011 Cookbook of the Year
"There are no two ways about it: "The Candle 79 Cookbook" is stunning. Reading through the book feels like settling into one of the restaurant's comfortable booths, as the warmth and hospitality of its authors ooze out. ...a gorgeously designed gift."
"a lottery win for vegan diners."
--New York Times Well blog, 11/22/11
"Rare is the vegan restaurant beloved by vegetarians and omnivores alike, but New York City's Candle 79 is just that."
--"Whole Living" Magazine, 11/1/11
"vegan or not, this is cooking done right: with a focus on herbs, spices, and inherently flavorful produce."
--Publishers Weekly, 7/11/11
"The Candle Cafe defined sustainability and the green movement long before it was hip or even politically correct. More importantly, the Candle team has a track record of making delicious and beautiful food with explosive flavor and the heart and soul of a zen master. The "Candle 79 Cookbook" has everything anyone I know could want to eat, and each of these easy-to-make recipes drives (nay, cycles) me to the greenmarket again and again for the pure fun and deliciousness of it all."
"If I'm in NYC, I'm headed to Candle 79. They have achieved something almost imponderable--compassionate, comforting, and healthy cuisine. This book is an artifact worth treasuring for its content as well as its broader message."
--BIZ STONE, cofounder, Twitter
"If I had to choose my favorite meal ever, I'd be hard-pressed to do so with so many unbelievably delicious choices from Candle 79. Now I can re-create these amazing dishes at home, and they are actually quite easy to do. This cookbook is heaven-sent!"
--KATHY FRESTON, author, "Veganist"
"You can look at it as 'eating healthy'; we think of it as 'eating happy.' In a fast-paced, fast-food world, Candle 79 offers an oasis where delicious food nourishes the body and a warm caring spirit nourishes the soul. The "Candle 79 Cookbook" lets us take that experience home. We encourage you to share in what has been an inspiring part of our lives for about twenty years--and to try the Seitan Picatta. It's incredible."
--MICHAEL J. FOX and TRACY POLLAN
"The Candle 79 family continues to feed me and my family on all levels. Their commitment to innovative, delicious dishes keeps me coming back for more . . . and more."
"Candle 79 creates magical vegan feasts that make you glad you'll be living longer to enjoy them."
--DR. MEHMET OZ
""Candle 79 Cookbook" has set the bar for vegan fine dining. Chef Angel has had a tremendous influence on my cooking, and this new cookbook is packed with innovative, beautifully thought-out dishes that prove just how tasty vegan food can be."
--TAL RONNEN, chef and author, "The Conscious Cook"show more