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Vegan baking TweetChat – July 7

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Yesterday President Obama held a Twitter town hall meeting and today there’s a live TweetChat on vegan baking. What next?

Veteran organic cook, pastry chef and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Vegan Baking, Donna Diegel, will reply to questions during a live TweetChat on Thursday, July 7 at 2 p.m. CT about how to create the perfect vegan breads, cakes and more. Log on to Twitter and search #AskCIG to participate.

Donna will be using her Twitter handle, @spatulas_corks and the chat will be monitored by @CIG_Food. Please include #AskCIG in all questions.

This TweetChat will discuss the challenges involved when creating baked goods without using eggs, dairy, or animal products. The author shares her secrets to baking amazing recipes including:
•    Breakfast cakes and muffins
•    Yeast breads and dinner rolls
•    Flatbreads and quick loaf breads
•    Tarts, cobblers, and crisps
•    Cakes, pies, cupcakes, and sweet buns
•    Cookies and brownies

About the Author:
Donna Diegel (Warwick, R.I.) has a lifetime of experience in baking. Having served as the pastry chef at four upscale country inns in New England, a commercial caterer and founder of a commercial baking concern in Vermont, she has also pursued a career as a writer and educator about organic cooking. She teaches classes in Vegan Cooking, writes for several food websites including Baking and Desserts, Providence Food Examiner, and the National Food Blog Examiner and has self published two vegetarian cookbooks. She also reviews cookbooks and is a member of “Operation Baking Gals,” a group that sends cookies to the troops overseas.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Vegan Baking
ISBN: 9781615640577, April 2011, $16.95
Author:  Donna Diegel (Warwick, R.I.)


I hate the concept of the Idiot’s Guides. They seem to be a copycat of the Dummy books. I have trouble identifying myself as an idiot; a dummy I can relate to.  Long before there was a plethora of books under these topics, I wrote an article called Dumb & Dummy for a now non-existent magazine, Home Office Computing. Ha! Computing is now an “old word” too.

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