Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg. They offer in-person cooking classes in Los Angeles (sporkfoods.com), in-home healthy eating consultations, recipe development, as well as on-line cooking classes (sporkonline.com). Their first cookbook, Spork-Fed is available at most major book retailers and on-line at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and indiebound.org. Their love of food started at a young age, when they experimented with recipes in the kitchen with their parents and grandparents.
Jenny and Heather feel like twins, separated by three years. They both studied Environmental studies in college, and decided then and there to go vegan - forever.
Since their love of cooking was so deeply ingrained, they resolved that becoming vegan would not stand in the way of creating recipes with amazing taste, texture, and flavor. Jenny soon started veganizing all the girls' childhood favorites, and their friends would always appear at the door, hungry. The natural next step was for Jenny and Heather to work together and create Spork Foods and now Sporkonline!
Their recipes are easy to re-create and are sure to impress even the most avid meat eaters! They want you to use these recipes with pride, and show people how incredible, colorful, satisfying, and uplifting food can be.
Jenny was trained at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Culinary Arts in New York City and has over five years of professional cooking experience. Her perfume is the scent of freshly baked cinnamon rolls or garlic and onions, depending on the menu for class.
Heather has a decade of experience in the environmental non-profit world and makes a morning smoothie that is so delicious it would make anyone happy to start their day!
Together, as sisters, they put their love and care into all the recipes they create. They hope you will get as excited about vegan food as they do!
Find out more about us at Sporkfoods.com
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