Vegan. Ethical. Delicious. Come sample some confections and learn how to make them with the country's premier (and feminist/punk rock/bad-ass) vegan chocolatier Lagusta Yearwood.
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Lagusta will have some of her favorite and bestselling sweets (from the book!) available for sampling, and will discuss her story as a vegan entrepreneur and activist. She will be available to sign copies as well.Lagusta's business model is built on sourcing local ingredients and using ethical, Fair Trade chocolate. The book comes with a primer on choosing best ingredients--and what exactly that means when it comes to sugar and chocolate.
Lagusta Yearwood is a restless rabble-rousing chef-turned-chocolatier. She trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City and is the founder of Lagusta's Luscious, the first vegan chocolate shop in the world. In addition to their flagship production space in New Paltz, NY, Lagusta's Luscious operates a café, Commissary, and a retail sweets shop, Confectionery! in the East Village in NYC, which is a collaboration with her best friend's vegan macaron business, Sweet Maresa's.