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“Small Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking”

I spent the last two years developing recipes, writing stories and photographing food. I loved every minute of it… and now I am sharing it with the world.

120 naturally gluten-free recipes and stories inspired by my childhood in the Basque Country, motherhood, and living as an ex-pat. The book is divided by seasons, as I like to cook in our everyday life, and within each chapter you will find a >section for small plates and another for sweet treats.

“Small Plates and Sweet Treats” has been selected as one of the best cookbooks of 2012 by Good Morning America, The Kitchn, Michael Rulhman, and Shelf-Awareness.

To Purchase

Amazon  •  Barnes & Noble  •  Anthropologie  •  Indiebound  •  Powell’s  •  Book Larder  •  iTunes

Where will I be cooking and signing books?

One of my favorite parts about promoting my work is to meet long-time readers and new curious friends, so please stop by and say hello. You might get a big squeeze – sometimes I cannot contain myself.

Upcoming Schedule

January 10, 2013 – CityGrit NYC dinner where I will be cooking a 6-course supper with recipes from Small Plates and Sweet Treats. Tickets are $75 and include a signed copy of my book. 7:30pm. Tickets here.

January 19, 2013 – Cooking demo and book signing at Appetite for Books, Montreal 2-4pm

January 20th, 2013 – Cooking class and 5-course dinner at SAT Montreal with all recipes from Small Plates and Sweet Treats. Montreal, 3pm. For tickets here.

April 10, 2013 – Book signing at Whole Foods, Boulder, CO (free event) TBD

April 10, 2013 – Book signing at Anthropologie, Boulder, CO (free event) TBD

More dates are coming so stay tuned!

passed events

October 14 – Cooking demo and dinner at Sunday Suppers event, Brooklyn (ticketed event) 4-8pm (SOLD OUT)

October 18 – Food styling demo and book signing at Anthropologie, West Palm Beach (rsvp only) 6-8pm (SOLD OUT)

October 22 – Foodportunity in Seattle (ticketed event) 6-9pm

October 24 – Cooking demo on New Day Northwest on King 5, Seattle (tv show) 11am

October 24 – Book signing and informal chat at Book Larder, Seattle (free event) 6:30-8:30pm

November 14 – Cooking demo, dinner and book signing at In The Kitchen, Tequesta, FL (ticketed event) 6:30-8:30pm (SOLD OUT)

December 8 – Food styling demo and book signing at Tatte Bakery and Cafe, Boston (free event) 4-6pm

December 9 – Book signing at Eat Boutique’s Holiday Market, Boston (free event) 1-3pm

December 15 – Food styling demo and book signing at the Fig & Fauna farm in Jupiter Farms, FL (free event please rsvp 10am-12pm SOLD OUT

Here are some recipes from the book that friends have shared

Amanda Hesser shared a step-by-step recipe for brown butter candied-apple clafoutis on Food 52 shared three (yes, three!) recipes from the book – coconut doughnuts, rustic fig, Serrano and hazelnut tartines and chestnut crêpes with creamy mushrooms

Cybele shared the crispy and creamy chicken, mushroom and potato bake

Marla made a variation of the sweet potato, goat cheese and herb souffle with feta and sage

Garrett made the meyer lemon, yogurt and almond custard pots

Lara adapted the celery root and potato soup to make it her own (must try her version with cauliflower!)

Nikki made the seeded bread and asked me cool questions

Sara made some of my favorite cookies from my book – the Everything cookies

Mayssam reviewed my upside down apple and olive oil cake

Brian made the roasted beet, citrus and greens salad

Fresh New England shared the recipe for hazelnut butter toffee and chocolate chip cookies

Had a fun Q&A with Aimee and she also made the pear and brown butter muffins

I cooked a brown butter-candied apple clafoutis on Seattle morning show New Day NW

Fennel and brown butter risotto with parsley pesto over at Daily Candy

I shared some recipes in my blog too. The swiss chard, pear and Gruyere tarts, chocolate, hazelnut and fleur de sel custard pots and watermelon, tomato and almond gazpacho

Thoughtful interview on The Food Seen on Heritage Radio about the book, my Basque roots and living gluten-free

Shared baked cardamom and vanilla bean arroz con leche recipe on Camille Styles

Excited to read the positive reviews and accolades (thank you!)

“Photography is amazing and recipes are very healthy and come hither”

—Sara Moulton on Good Morning America

“Hearty, inventive fare is so marvelously presented and festive”

—The New York Times

“Beautifully styled and photographed treatise on all things gluten-free”

—Gwyneth Paltrow, on GOOP

“Excellent new book” and “thoughtfulness can be found throughout her book, and also in the photos and recipes on her wonderful blog.”

—Amanda Hesser, author of The Food 52 Cookbook

“A charmer from start to finish. Aran Goyoaga, the creator of Canelle et Vanille, is such a talented photographer that her pictures make you dream. Her food is gluten-free, a tremendous plus for anyone wtih a wheat intolerance, but a treat for everyone who wants to serve full-flavored beautiful food every day.”

—Dorie Greenspan, author of “Around My French Table”

“Even though most anything Aran Goyoaga touches looks like a woodland angel cooked it, blessed it, and found love beside it, her work isn’t just about a pretty picture. Her food is also very grounded and she has a wealth of knowledge about gluten-free cooking.”

—Sara-Kate Gillingham, author of “Good Food To Share”

“The home-cooked meals on Aran Goyoaga’s Cannelle et Vanille are so elegant, it might take you a while to realize everything is also gluten-free.”

—West Elm blog

“Aran Goyoaga (and her blog, Cannelle et Vanille) has elevated gluten-free cooking to an art form — all while feeding a family of four.”

—Daily Candy

“Regardless of whether you’re eating gluten-free or not, this is a cookbook worth picking up. The gloriously bright photos and her focus on seasonal eating and “small plates” make this an attractive book that’s bound to inspire you to eat better and well”


“Aran Goyoaga, the face behind the food blog Cannelle et Vanille, whips up seductive breakfast dishes that just happen to be gluten-free.”

—Whole Living magazine

“Don’t be thrown by the gluten-free reference. No need to conjure images of deprivation. Goyoaga does gluten-free gorgeously.”

—Palm Beach Post

“Blogger and pastry chef Aran Goyoaga is the master of gluten-free cooking.”

—Sweet Paul magazine

“Small plates and space to mingle are hallmarks of blogger Aran Goyoaga, who seamlessly makes the old world new again (and gluten free) in the sunny warmth of Florida”

—Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food

“The book’s wheat-free niche will win it legions of bread-eschewing fans, though recipes like colorful autumn panzanella salad and spiced pear and brown butter muffins promise to please gluten eaters as well.”


“Aran’s unique sensibility rings clear throughout this book, from her heartfelt, attractive cooking to her beautifully styled photography. Lovely all the way around.”

—Heidi Swanson, author of “Supernatural Everyday”

“Aran makes beautiful food that is meant to be shared with family and friends. That it is all gluten-free is a boon for people like me, but this is food for everyone. Peruse the pages of Small Plates and Sweet Treats and you will fall in love with this book.”

—Shauna James Ahern, author of “Gluten-free Girl”

“With its mesmerizing and enticing photography, it will be hard for anyone to resist opening Small Plates and Sweet Treats daily for culinary inspiration”

—The Latin Kitchen

Want to see what the book looks like inside? Here you go!