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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Raw and Sweet: 'Vegan Diva' Ani Phyo Presides Over Dessert Soirée Tomorrow Night at CandyBar

Posted By on Wed, May 20, 2009 at 7:35 AM

No cow was milked in the making of this book
  • No cow was milked in the making of this book
We picture some petulant, preachy tofu eater when we hear the words "vegan diva," but that's just what LA author and cooking teacher Ani Phyo calls herself. She'll be at sweets salon CandyBar tomorrow night, flogging her book Ani's Raw Food Desserts, at an event billed as an "Urban Dessert Soirée." For $40, you can scarf from a spread of CandyBar desserts, as well as a tasting of Phyo's raw-food sweets (think date-sweetened pecan cookies, and something called "Vanilla Mylk & SmartMonkey Bar Cereal"). In a nod, perhaps, to mega-diva Oprah, everyone walks away with a copy of Phyo's book, and, according to the press release, "a chance to win a take-home box of decadent chocolate truffles." Really? Only one box of chocs for the entire crowd? Why not just pass the damn thing around the room for everyone to share? Then again, it may be part of Phyo's whole diva shtick to leave all but the lucky winner wanting more. VegNews magazine is organizing the dairy-free shindig, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Buy tickets here.

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