In todayâ€™s episode, we ponder about the mindset of vegetarians: Why stop half-way? Also joining us today is Doron Petersan, founder ofÂ Sticky Fingers Vegan Bakery, and author of the newÂ Sticky Fingers cookbook.Â Listen closely for your chance to win your very own copy of this cookbook!Â Listen to the broadcast >>
Doron Petersan, founder of â€œSticky Fingers Sweets & Eats,â€ tells us about her rapidly growing, DC-based business. Peterson attracts customers, and won Food Networkâ€™s â€œCupcake Warsâ€ competition while adhering to vegan cooking principles. Watch the broadcast >>
Moment MagazineÂ sat down with Doron Petersan at the Columbia Heights bakery to find out about her favorite Jewish foods, the cupcakes that made her a celeb chef and the recipes that elude her to this day. Read More >>
Doron Petersan knows a few things about baking cupcakes and creating vegan specialties and writing a cookbook and turning a bit of TV fame into entrepreneurial success. She shares her take on success and baked treats with Portfolio.com. Read moreÂ >>
Ever since Carrie and Miranda enjoyed them onÂ Sex and the City, cupcakes have been the "it"Â dessert. So what's aÂ dairy-shunning veganÂ to do? Oh, just start her own vegan bakery, go on to winÂ Cupcake WarsÂ (twice!) and then write a book. At least, that was Doron Petersan's solution, whoseÂ Sticky Fingers' SweetsÂ cookbook hit shelves earlier this winter. Read more here.
Depending on your willpower perspective, it's either the first day of Lent or national Margarita Day. Or who knows, it could be both if you make the vegan strawberry margarita cake -- or sure, Happy Hour cupcakes -- from the new baking book Sticky Finger's Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes by Doron Petersan, owner of Sticky Fingers Bakery & CafÃ© in Washington D.C.
By Kristine M. Kierzek, Special to the Journal Sentinel Feb. 21, 2012
Driven by a love of animals, Doron Petersan went vegan more than a decade ago.
But memories of her favorite treats haunted her. But this vegan wasn't about to let a lack of butter or eggs stop her.
"There was a real lack of decadent and tasty vegan baked goods at the time," Petersan said. "I realized a lot of the things we were missing could be made vegan, so I started experimenting."Â Read more here:
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- Stylist and Decor: Jennifer Webb
I love Valentineâ€™s day. Not for the reasons you might think. I mean, Â I love a good gift as does anyone and Iâ€™m surely not one to pass up a glass of bubbly.
But my Valentineâ€™s day lure is all about the chocolate. Itâ€™s seriously a chocolate holiday but instead of celebrating its presence, we eat it. And come on, itâ€™s not like I need another excuse to enjoy more chocolate.Â Read the rest of the article here:
The readers have spoken! Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats is the Best Vegan Restaurant in the Washington City Paper's 'Best Of DC 2012 Reader's Poll'. We were also voted as one of the top three in the 'Best Cupcake' category, and our amazing Cowvin Cookie was named 'Best Vegan Cookie' by the City Paper staff! Thanks to all who voted and made us 'Best of' for the 7th year in a row!
When baking beauty Doron Petersan opened Sticky Fingers in 2002, she defied expectations by successfully combining the best of both worlds â€” desserts and veganism.
A decade later, weâ€™re still running to the Columbia Heights shop for sticky buns and Cowvin cookies.
By Alina Gonzalez Photo Credit: Melissa Nyman
"Sticky Fingers' Sweets:Â 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes",Â by Doron Petersan
Savoring a yummy morning treat with our coffee is a weekend ritual, but we just canâ€™t imagine scarfing down French toast or doughnuts anytime soon. Ever since we OD'd on Valentineâ€™s Day chocolate (and candy hearts, and cookies, and cupcakes), our bodies have been craving something totally pure and healthy, instead of our normal indulgences. But since we don't think wholesome should have to equate to dry and cardboard-flavored, we consulted our friends at top-notch vegan bakery Sticky Fingers for a comforting seasonal breakfast option that would give us a natural high â€” not a sugar headache.Â Read the rest here;
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By Katie Aberbach Posted on February 09, 2012 You donâ€™t have to be a vegan to appreciate the sticky buns, cakes, muffins and other treats Sticky Fingers owner Doron Petersan creates in her dairy-free Columbia Heights bakery (1370 Park Road NW; 202-299-9700). The champion of the Food Networkâ€™s â€œCupcake Warsâ€ (sheâ€™s notched two wins in three appearances) shares 100 of her recipes in â€œSticky Fingersâ€™ Sweetsâ€ ($28, Avery). The busy baker (who, with her husband, recently adopted a son, 6-month old Ezra) took a coffee break with us.Â Read more here;
02/10/2012 By Sylvia Carignan and Katie Rogers
If high-pressure holidays are your thing, know this: You have about 72 hours left to lock in your Valentineâ€™s Day plans. If youâ€™re still scrambling, let this post be your guide:Â http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-buzz/post/valentines-day-places-to-go-things-to-eat/2012/02/09/gIQApBJw3Q_blog.html
photo and recipe from Sticky Fingers here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/valentines-day-cupcake-recipes/2012/02/06/gIQAShAkwQ_gallery.html#photo=1
As you may have seen this week, we've gone a little bit Valentine's Day crazy on BYT - but that's ok. And since Valentine's Day may as well be NATIONAL CUPCAKE DAY we decided early on, while planning our romantic coverage for this week, that we HAD TO DO A CUPCAKE STORY (and giveaway). Had to. So...(read more here!) http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/articles/dcs-best-cupcakes-for-valentines-day-a-giveaway.htm
Brownie sâ€™mores, cupcakes and more vegan desserts. Doron Petersan of Sticky Fingers Sweets & Eats in Washington D.C. and "Cupcake Wars" contender is known for her shockingly delicious vegan desserts. Here, she shares three recipes from her book, "Sticky Fingers' Sweets," that are good enough to convert any nonbeliever.Â Read the recipes, here;