Candle Cafe and Candle 79 are much loved vegan restaurants in New York City. And when I say "much loved" I'm downplaying all the amazing things I've heard about their food because I can't think of a stronger word than "loved" right now. I don't make it to New York very often (once when I was 13, with my grandparents, and once a few years ago but I was in a hurry and didn't get to eat at any place great) and haven't had a chance to try these places in person but now we can do the next best thing which is cook out of this book. Of course it isn't as easy as that, we now have to decide where to even start as everything looks and sounds awesome. Recipes include sofrito-seared seitan, live lasagna, moroccan-spiced chickpea cakes, paella, sourdough French toast, Mexican chocolate cake, doughnuts, I COULD GO ON!