Author and vegan chef Wheeler del Torro presents Erykah Badu with a copy of his latest recipe book, The Vegan Scoop (Fair Winds Press/June 2009/$19.99 paperback) during a chance meeting in Brooklyn last weekend. “I heard she was looking for a great vegan ice cream so I shipped her over 15 samples earlier this year,” said del Torro. Badu, a vegetarian for over 20 years and a vegan for 10, became an instant fan of del Torro’s “faux” creams made of soy and nut milk blends and 100 percent vegan-certified ingredients. “I love this ice cream,” said Badu of Wheelers Frozen Deserts. “I can’t wait to make it at home.”
About the The Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
Wheeler del Torro is the founder of Wheeler's Frozen Dessert Co. and owner of Wheeler’s Café and Vegan Ice Cream Parlor, in Boston, MA. After years of experimenting with texture, color and flavor, and using innovative technology, Wheeler created a vegan ice cream that rivals “the real thing.” His book, The Vegan Scoop (Fair Winds Press/June 2009/$19.99 paperback) brings the pleasures of the ice cream shop into the home with 150 rich and creamy recipes for delicious frozen desserts. The recipes feature all vegan-certified ingredients, making them suitable for both vegans and those looking for dairy alternatives.
The Vegan Scoop
By Wheeler del Torro
Fair Winds Press, Publishing June 2009
240 pages, 40 full-color photos