News

James Beard House to Host Historic Vegan Dinner

The culinary foundation welcomes vegan chefs Chloe Coscarelli, Jay Astafa, Daphne Cheng, and Adam Sobel to prepare posh plant-based meal.

Acclaimed culinary organization The James Beard Foundation (JBF) will be hosting a vegan dinner at its historic James Beard House in New York on March 24. The event is being organized by Kiki Adami—founder of Veganizer, an organization that helps restaurants across New York add vegan options to their menus. Adami conceived the event during a recent dinner with the vice president of JBF Mitchell Davis and winemaker Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni—who will be providing organic vegan wine. The dinner will feature chefs Chloe Coscarelli, Jay Astafa, Daphne Cheng, and Adam Sobel who will prepare dishes such as smoked and charred cauliflower stalks, beet lasagna with beet–basil ricotta, and chocolate–earl grey meringue accompanied by vegan champagne by Duval-Leroy. According to media outlet Latest Vegan News, the event sold out in 48 hours after it was announced. Veganism is penetrating the upper echelon of the culinary world, with plant-based dishes being featured on recent menus at prestigious events such as the Oscars after-party and the British Academy of Television and Arts award ceremony.

More News

Massive Vegan Arts Festival Hits New York City

The weekend-long Compassion Arts Festival will feature poetry, theater, photography, and music that link the arts to veganism.
Read More »

Noodle-Cutting Ceremony Rings in New Era of Pasta

Veggie Noodle Co. will celebrate its expansive new spiralized noodle production facility with a pasta-tively good time.
Read More »

Scottish Politicians Back Nationwide Vegan Challenge

Members of Parliaments across political parties are supporting a motion that links climate change to animal agriculture and encourages Scots to adopt a plant-based diet.
Read More »

Kansas Residents Block Plans for Tyson Factory Farm

Tyson puts its $320 million chicken factory farm proposal on hold after thousands of locals protest.
Read More »

New Line of Vegan Pea Protein Milk Hits Shelves

North America's largest producer of baby carrots adds a new line of calcium-rich vegan milk.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »